In the early modern period, however, archaeologists uncovered the remains of an agrarian village social stratum that predates the rise of civilization. The divinity of this period was the Mother Goddess, a divinity that civilized monotheism, with its strict Father God, steadily and severely repressed. Paul Gilk has modified Joachim's Three Ages revelation by placing this newly discovered Age of the Mother at the beginning of Joachim's sequence.
But it's obvious that Mother, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not psychologically coherent or linguistically consistent. The only way to make semantic sense of Joachim's enlarged formulation is to recognize the Age of the Holy Spirit as the Age of the Daughter, for if there's a Mother, a Father, and a Son, then the Holy Spirit implicitly and quietly reveals Herself as Daughter. With this understanding, it's possible to discern the prophetic power and transformative cultural significance of both the contemporary women's movement and the feminine-Earth sensibility of the growing ecological outrage.
Gilk goes on to assert that the radical servanthood and radical stewardship contained within Jesus' ""kingdom of God"" proclamation is, at least in part, an attempt to spiritually reconnect with the agrarian village culture of the Mother's Age; but it's also a lifting of that Age to a finer spirituality and toward an ethically Green political order.
The ""kingdom of God"" is Green, Gilk says, and its overarching divinity is the Daughter. The Age of the Daughter is Green and is struggling to be born.
Paul Gilk is an ecological hermit who lives in the woods of northern Wisconsin. He is the author of Green Politics is Eutopian and Nature's Unruly Mob: Farming and the Crisis in Rural Culture, both published by Wipf & Stock.
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Table of Contents
1 In the Image of God 1
2 Temper Tantrum 9
3 A Little Early 19
4 Absolutely Scandalized 26
5 Except for You 33
6 An Epilogue to Hissy Fits 39
7 Rusty Ancient Hinges 44
8 An Induced Absence of Discernment 51
9 A Theology of Cosmological Aspiration 61
10 The Underlying Religion of Civilization 69
11 Our Settled Resignation 77
12 One Last Little Thing 85
13 At the Foot of the Lord's Castle 89
14 This New Place 97
15 The End of This Road 105
16 Restoring the Fundamental Assumptions 113
17 The Underbelly of the Superstructure 120
18 Something of a Watershed 127
19 Prophets Raging in the Slums 136
20 Legitimating the Policeman 146
21 An Unseemly Eulogy for My Father 150