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" Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the head of a... "
A Thinking Reed - Seite 530
von Barry Jones - 2007 - 591 Seiten
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The New World Order: Corporate Agenda and Parallel Reality

Gordana Yovanovich - 2003 - 223 Seiten
...full of passionate intensity. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stone sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? Like García Márquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude, the Irish poet suggested that the modern world...
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Public Intellectuals

Richard A. POSNER - 2003 - 456 Seiten
...exemplifies the genre. The title comes from the last two lines of Yeats's poem "The Second Coming": "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" Bork's use of the poem will not commend itself to lovers of poetry and language — this in a book...
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Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Band 1

James Leslie Houlden - 2003 - 984 Seiten
...Coming," is terrifyingly presented in WB Yeats's 1921 poem of that title, which ends with the question, "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" — a Jesus reborn, or perhaps usurped by the violence of the new century. A more conventional Nativity...
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Guilt, Anger, and God

C. FitzSimons Allison - 2003 - 180 Seiten
...possibility of Christianity! It is significant that he does not quote the next and last lines of Yeats' poem: And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? His hope is in civilization, but it is clearly shown, especially in his treatment of the Reformation,...
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Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good

Stephen Young - 2003 - 226 Seiten
...innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? —WB Yeats, The Second Coming We have met the enemy and he is us. —Pogo THE PROBLEMS MANY PEOPLE...
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Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History

Devin McKinney, McKinney - 2003 - 420 Seiten
...roll, and wise heads were already past-tensing it as the fad they'd always desperately hoped it was. And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?2 a The city sprouts like a huge organism, diseased in every part, the beautiful thoroughfares...
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L'arte di non essere governati. Politica ed etica da Socrate a Mozart

Ekkehart Krippendorff - 2003 - 328 Seiten
...muro di casa. Non è pazzesco tutto questo? Non è questo, per dirlo con William Butler Yeats: . . .rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to he born? Non possiamo, noi europei, porre fine a tutto questo grazie a quell'abnegazione ea quel tanto...
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Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice

Marita Moll, Leslie Regan Shade, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - 2004 - 412 Seiten
...email." 47 And so the beast continues its journey undeterred - not to Bethlehem, but to Tunis - 2005. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? WB Yeats. The Second Coming. Appendix 1: WSIS Fund Donations Contributions Received as of May 31, 2003...
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Once Bitten: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Angel

Nikki Stafford - 2004 - 438 Seiten
...toward humankind. At one time the world had destroyed itself to such a point that Christians . . . but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? The use of the birthplace of Christ indicates that this second coming will feature an Antichrist, a...
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Religion in History: Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence

John Wolffe - 2004 - 335 Seiten
...the returning Jesus as a monster with a 'gaze blank and pitiless as the sun'. The poem concludes: ... now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were...round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? (Ricks, 1999. p. 525) This powerful and disturbing evocation of the disruptive potential of religion...
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