In this radical reinterpretation of the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, Dr. Robert Bonn incisively explores how the Babel myth reveals the ways that divine power clashed with human empire-building and continues to do so again and again throughout the history of the western world causing empires to decline and at the same time giving birth to new forms of social order. Pitting moral against material power, the myth lays out a blueprint for the major social changes that have characterized our past as well as our present. Just as in ancient and medieval times, we find ourselves reliving the myth, frustrated as we attempt to reinvent the world as a global order of free market capitalism and democratic ideals but meet the realities of different cultures and religious beliefs. In this book Dr. Bonn takes an in-depth look at how and why this profound myth suggests that our global order will long remain incomplete, that is, unfinished.
Unfinished Tower of Babel: Divine Intervention and Social Change
Bonn Research Inc.