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Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
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Planetary Service: A Way Into The Third Millenium

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Published 1978 by Argo Books
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Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ERH was a prophet. It’s too bad more decision makers don’t know about him.
Ben Swingle
Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy has written a 117-page book entitled “Planetary Service: A Way Into the Third Millennium. In this book, he shared profound insights on the pursuit of peace via the method of voluntary, disciplined service.
Rosenstock-Hussey does not hand over his main points easily, nor does he waste our time by filling a whole book with the repetition of a straightforward message. Instead, he expresses his profound insights in a variety of contexts, leaving the readers to harvest – or g
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Oct 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a fascinating book that, while very dated in terms of his examples primarily coming from his experience as German, is very insightful.

His purpose is to get people think about about how planetary peace is possible. Following the two world wars, the bomb and being in the midst of the cold war (being written in the 60's), many were talking about the fact that war had become impossible. His view is that a war-less planet is possible only as people are able to sacrifice themselves toward pla
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- short book by EHR on service corps and youth work service camps, a review of why they're fruitful, how he would improve them, and how they can be incorporated into or how they parallel the Christian mission
- but, of course, with a helping of history surrounding World War I and World War II as well as numerous digressions on language and time and technology and peace.
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Eugen Rosenstock-Hüssy (July 6, 1888 – February 24, 1973) was a historian and social philosopher, whose work spanned the disciplines of history, theology, sociology, linguistics and beyond. Born in Berlin, Germany into a non-observant Jewish family, the son of a prosperous banker, he converted to Christianity in his late teens, and thereafter the interpretation and reinterpretation of Christianity ...more

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