Spirituality and Society: Postmodern Visions
David Ray Griffin
State University of New York Press, Aug 29, 1988 - Religion - 162 pages
This book takes a genuinely new spiritual stance reflecting the emergence of a post-modern science and differing from the relativistic nihilism that calls itself postmodern but is really modernism extended to its limit.
Based on a direct experience of reality as divine, this postmodern spirituality transcends modernity's individualism and patriarchy, its forced choices between dualism and materialism, anthropocentrism and relativism, supernaturalism and atheism, intolerance and nihilism. Bringing moral and ethical values back into rational discourse, this book provides a critique of various aspects of modern society--political, economic, social, agricultural, and technological aspects. This criticism, informed by the postmodern worldview, points toward a more satisfying form of personal existence and a sustainable form of global order.
A Postmodern Vision of Spirituality
Toward a Postpatriarchal Postmodernity
In Pursuit of the Postmodern
Postmodern Social Policy
Agriculture in a Postmodern World
Toward a Postmodern Science and Technology
Peace and the Postmodern Paradigm
Notes on Contributors and Centers
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