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The prophet of Cuernavaca : Ivan Illich and the crisis of the West

Author: Todd Hartch
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich is best known for books like Deschooling Society and Medical Nemesis that skewered the dominant institutions of the West in the 1970s. Although commissioned in 1961 by American bishops to run a missionary training center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Illich emerged as one of the major critics of the missionary movement. As he became a more controversial figure, his
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ivan Illich; Ivan Illich; Ivan Illich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Hartch
ISBN: 9780190204563 0190204567
OCLC Number: 898273195
Description: xii, 235 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1. Wrong Man for the Job --
Chapter 2. The Center for Intercultural Formation --
Chapter 3. Battle for Influence --
Chapter 4. Liberating Theology --
Chapter 5. Crisis --
Chapter 6. Decline of the Missionary Initiative, 1969-72 --
Chapter 7. CIDOC --
Chapter 8. Breaking the Spell --
Chapter 9. Grammar of Silence --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Todd Hartch.

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This book offers the first biography of Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich, who skewered the institutions of the West in the 1970s.  Read more...

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Well researched and accessibly written, this is an important study of a major late-20th-century social critic. * D. Jacobsen, CHOICE * Todd Hartch, a prolific analyst of religious cultures and Read more...

 
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