Despite overwhelming evidence of the depth of the ecological crises we face, mainstream political and theological institutions have avoided talking about the radical changes that are necessary. “The Apocalypse of the Teacher (The Book of the Great Divide)” is one writer’s attempt to present those questions in the form of a modern fable. The story pokes around questions about religion and science, challenging the conventional reactions to the crises we face. You can find the fable posted on several sites, including those focused on environmental issues, left/liberal politics, and progressive religion.

The story was written by J.H. Marten, a pseudonym of a writer and educator based in the United States. Marten can be reached at