David ed. (2004): The rivers north of the
future. The testament of Ivan Illich as told to
David Cayley. [Foreword by Charles Taylor.] House
of Anansi Press: Toronto, ON; XX, 252 pages
In The Rivers North of the Future David Cayley
has compiled Ivan Illich's moving and insightful
thoughts concerning the fate of the Christian
Gospel. Illich's view, which could be summed up
as "the corruption of the best is the worst",-
is that Jesus' call to love more abundantly became
the basis for new forms of power in the hands
of those who organized and administered this New
Testament. Illich also explores the invention
of technology, the road from hospitality to the
hospital, the criminalization of sin, the church
as the template of the modern state, and the death
of nature. Illich's analysis of contemporary society
as a congealed and corrupted Christianity is both
a bold historical hypothesis and a call to believers
to re-invent the Christian church.
Ivan Illich (1926-2002) was a brilliant polymath,
an iconoclastic thinker, and a prolific writer.
He was a priest, vice-rector of a university,
founder of the Centre for Intercultural Documentation
in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and author of numerous
books, including Deschooling Society, Tools for
Conviviality, Energy and Equity, and Medical Nemesis.
Titel: House of Anansi Press : titles (Samstag,
17. Juni 2006 14:41:24)]
of the english edition
Costello, Jack (2005): Ivan
Illich on the church: from community of spirit
to control centre.
/is_10_29/ai_n13820054/print Titel: Catholic
New Times: Ivan Illich on the church: from community
of spirit to control centre (Samstag, 17. Juni
2006 15:13:55) [Published also by: Catholic New
Times. June 5, 2005]
Smith, Laurel (2005): -----.
[Review of: The Rivers North of the Future: The
Testament of Ivan Illich, as told to David Cayley,
foreword by Charles Taylor, Toronto: Anansi Press,
2004. 252 pp.];
(June, 17 2006)]
of the german edition
Helmut Woll (2006)
Ulrike Baureithel (2006): "Die Moderne als
Perversion des Glaubens"
/2006/nr20/Kultur/13362.html (June 8, 2006)]