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 major social changes.
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 The Unfinished Tower of Babel Dr. Bonn takes an in-depth look at a profound myth that has played out in the reality of our history and in our world today.
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