The Great City and the Apocalypse of Modern Culture
Pages: 131


a•poc•a•lypse (ἀποκάλυψις) – Greek word meaning “revelation,” “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling.”

There is perhaps no greater testament to human accomplishment than the city. Serving as the pinnacle of human progress, nothing signifies the expansion of man’s collective knowledge, power and control like the modern urban metropolis. But a growing number are suggesting that something much darker lurks in the shadows of those sleek and stately high-rises, a force that, according to one French philosopher, is “capable of directing and changing a man’s spiritual life.” 

Necropolis offers a concise but compelling history of urban industrialism, from its ancient origins to the technological “megamachine” of today, drawing from the contributions of numerous scholars to unveil a terrifying portrait of a system whose chief function is the transformation of its inhabitants, an “invisible immortality project whose normal outgrowth [is] human godhood” and its inevitable consequences.


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Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)