Better Than Babylon: A New Vision for Western Culture

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What is Babylon? Babylon is that which blocks our access to the door of possibility, that which impoverishes. Babylon is the part of Western culture that imprisons us with its seductive images of false happiness and fulfillment.

Better Than Babylon invites us to break free of our prisons. It urges us to reject the subtle enslavement that blinds us to what's important, the superficial images that prevent us from touching the soul of things. By engaging with key issues in our ...

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Overview

What is Babylon? Babylon is that which blocks our access to the door of possibility, that which impoverishes. Babylon is the part of Western culture that imprisons us with its seductive images of false happiness and fulfillment.

Better Than Babylon invites us to break free of our prisons. It urges us to reject the subtle enslavement that blinds us to what's important, the superficial images that prevent us from touching the soul of things. By engaging with key issues in our culture-women, family, education, work, the environment, war and peace, author Thomas Casey calls upon us to break through the door and go beyond our habitual ways of looking at them.

This book is an invitation to go beyond Babylon: "Babylon, comfortable as it may be, need not be our lasting prison. The world of possibility is much vaster than we dared imagine. This truth can set us free" (from the Introduction).

God has bigger hopes for us than Babylon could ever entertain.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809147700
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 163
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: Beginning the Journey 1

1 A New Start 15

2 The Power of the Family 33

3 Teachers Will Shine as Bright as Stars 51

4 Equality for Women 63

5 Work to Become Yourself 75

6 It's the Environment, Stupid! 86

7 Caring for Our Health 96

8 War Is Awful 105

9 Cultivating the Imagination 117

10 Thinking Outside the Box 130

11 Beyond Babylon 141

Notes 161

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