The eclipse of God is mirrored in society by the alienation of the ruling class from the subject class. The eclipse of God represents the breakdown of covenantal values in the society and their replacement with values that can operate particularly well between strangers. Such values do not function well around the question of earnedness and trust.
Inevitably the values that favor inter-action in anonymity and transaction over inter-action in relationship and co-ordination result in collapse. Such value systems are brittle and non-adaptive.