Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Imperative: Rhyming Covenant Sequences

What’s in it for you? All revolutions start with an imperative. The Peace Revolution now has this rhyming imperative. Peace is the explicit reconciliation of opposites, and a time that features neo-tribalism must deal with the perpetual warfare of the tribes. This is rhyming. This brief note will be expanded and illustrated.

Here is Rosenstock-Huessy with an inspiring writing on this:

"The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history becomes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." - Sociology II, p. 759 http://members.valley.net/~transnat/erh.html

Who says? Chuck Hartman History Conductor. Administering certain aspects of this, as a conductor on a train. Keeping an orchestra to the written score, as a symphony conductor—making beautiful music. Conducting history to the present and future, as the electricity of the death of a great man, which releases great power into the field of time. Watch this space, read these writings.

1—We start our revolution with an imperative. One is freest when one does what one must do. This seems odd, but it is similar to gaining one’s life by losing it, and losing one’s life by gaining it. Later I will trace the imperatives of the past revolutions—great changes. The Papal Revolution, the German, the English, the American and French, the Russian.

Great power to destroy is in the hands of very few. That is one challenge for the Peace Revolution. Another is neo-tribalism, and the perpetual warfare of the tribes.

Rosenstock-Huessy said that we must glorify the Tribal social order, eliminating the perpetual warfare. He thought we had glorified the Empire social order with the nation-state, and eliminated the slaver of the Empires. He thought that we had glorified Israel with the Church, and eliminated the exclusiveness. All these glorifications were on the basis of He WhoReversed The Trend, Jesus Christ.

James Jordan, in ‘Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future,’ says that this is the most exciting time to be alive since the first century, for the church started as a tribe in the Roman Empire, and then the Empire fell and the Church rose, it became King and Priest side by side. And now, nations have become more tribal, and the Church has native churches in every land. Jordan uses the organizing principle of successive emphases on the Father, and then the Son, and then the Holy Ghost/Spirit. He also uses Law for Imperative, Lyric for Subjective, Evaluation for Narrative, and Fact for Objective. (One could use the faces of the cherubim: Bull, Lion. Eagle, Man. Also Priest, King, Prophet, Man. There are many such. Jordan and ERH have it the best.

At the same time, every 700years of so, Jordan writes, a new institution arises. Church, Christian State, University.

We don’t know what will arise next, he writes in ‘Through New Eyes.’ And we are called to faithful worship and work and family.

2—The next part of a revolution, a great change, is subjective response.

(Yes, I hold that this is a type of liturgy of history. We are brought in, are cleansed by confession of sins and authoritative forgiveness, are consecrated—set apart—by words in a sermon, we are communed by the sign of the Lord’s Supper, and we are commissioned/sent out.)

My subjective response is “How To Make Your Communities Better’. We trace the history of one community, with her basic confession/catechism, and at the end, we come to her re-commissioning.

3—Narrative is next, writes Rosenstock-Huessy.

All these are best seen in two parts of Clint Gardner’s ‘Beyond Belief’. Chapter 5 limns the (mostly national) revolutions of the West. It traces each one’s Imperative, Subjective, Narrative, and Objective phases, and what is featured in each. Secondly, Clint Gardner illustrates ‘the complete cross of reality,’ near the end of the book.

I propose The Symphony of Peace/History (‘Fruit of Lips’: ERH) for this narrative part. It attempts by participation to proleptically recapitulate all of history, unto the New Song. This is incompletely on YouTube. See the 6 minute explanation with Sarah Roorda and Doug Roorda. There is also the Opus 22 attempt. Opus 3, much simpler, is available in audio and transcript, with notes. Opus 3 was after Jordan’s Exodus audios, Opus 22 is after Jordan’s Revelation audios.

TSOH is the art form of a next era. We will be in many eras at the same time, see calendar, below.

4—The Objective is a new calendar for this ‘a next layer of social order in history’. It rhymes at least 30 covenant sequences. The Days of Creation are a covenant sequence, so are the Ten Words (and especially the first 5). In ‘Covenant Sequence in Leviticus and Deuteronomy’ Jordan shows us a 12-part covenant sequence. Etc.

Every religion enshrines (ERH—I’d say ‘manifests’) her truths in a calendar.

Show me a man’s schedule, and I’ll tell you who he is. Show me a society’s calendar, and I’ll tell you what the society is.

I’ll have the calendar for this year and next year complete…soon. It only takes time! The formula is done.

We name the days for the social firmament/lights in Ephesians 2:6. We don’t use months/moon times. Seasons are Beatitudinal. The year is a Celebration Of Resurrection Anno Mundi, and starts at Resurrection/Pascha/Easter. We have Psalm O Day, etc. It disciplines us. We use a Rosetta Stone approach, marking time in both/many calendars.

As the Tribal era is retained in community celebration holidays, and as the Empire in business and work schedules, and as Israel is retained in church calendars, and Greece in educational calendars, so a next era needs her calendar, House Of Singing Times, HOST, which I try to claim by spelling to be as the garments of the High Priest were to the Tabernacle, a kind of inside out.
Tomorrow, more marketing, more mohar (bride price). How to get words embodied.
Then we will every other day do Calling and Marketing.

The Lord be with you,

© Charles Howard Hartman. Tuesday, November 29, A. D. 2011. PergsYMMM! (PergamosBmoY), Daniel, Merciful, SardisCORAM861. Use freely, with attribution, non-commercially.

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Oops! Add to this what is not in the Facebook Note, that this rhyming covenant sequences is chiastically the dressing of the Garden. This anticipates that after redemptive history has brought us to the time when we have fought the Holy War, that is, kept the Garden/Creation, we will beautify her in diversity in unity--rhyming!--unto the glorification of verbal exnihilation in the New Song. This latter is especially seen in The Symphony Of History/Peace.

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