No Heavenly Delusion?

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No Heavenly Delusion?

A Comparative Study of Three Communal Movements

Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures, 8

2003

March 1st, 2003

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No Heavenly Delusion? analyses three movements of communal living, the Kibbutz, the Bruderhof and the Integrierte Gemeinde, all of which can trace their origins to the German Youth Movement of the first part of the twentieth century. The book looks at the alternative societies and economies the movements have created, their interactions with the wider world, and their redrawing of the boundaries of the public and private spheres of their members. The comparative approach taken allows a picture of dissimilarities and similarities to emerge that goes beyond merely obvious points of difference. Tyldesley places these movements in the context of intellectual trends in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and especially Germany, and enables the reader to evaluate their wider significance.

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Dr Michael Tyldesley is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Contents7
Acknowledgements9
Chronologies11
Introduction13
Chapter 1: The German Youth Movement20
Chapter 2: Introducing the Movements51
Chapter 3: ‘Of One Mind’ – The Bruderhof68
Chapter 4: ‘Exodus’ – The Integrierte Gemeinde98
Chapter 5: Kehilatenyu – Our Community - The Kibbutz128
Chapter 6: Comparative Findings163
Chapter 7: Against the Stream?185
References207
Index218