Sacred Interconnections: Postmodern Spirituality, Political Economy, and Art

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Religion - 227 pages
This book shows the interconnections between postmodernism, religion, politics, economics, and art. It shows that the awareness of interconnectedness is at the center of the postmodern sensibility. Sacred Interconnections illustrates the rejection of the modern idea that these subjects can be discussed as separate disciplines.

While the term "postmodern" has been widely used for deconstructive, cynical, even nihilistic attitude, especially in the world of art and literature, the book represents the emergence of a reconstructive, reenchanting postmodernism, even within the artistic and literary circles.


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Introduction Sacred Interconnections
The Ecological Self Postmodern Ground for Right Action
The Only Survivable World A Postmodern Systems Approach to a Religious Intuition
Warriors Women and the Nuclear Complex Toward a Postnuclear Postmodernity
Religion and Politics Verging on the Postmodern
Family Work and Culture A Postmodern Recovery of Holiness
From Individualism to Persons in Community A Postmodern Economic Theory
Escape from Modernism In Science Religion Politics and Art
Stories in the Postmodern World Orienting and Disorienting
The Reenchantment of Art Reflections on the Two Postmodernisms
Postmodernism and Aesthetic Symbolism in Japanese Shingon Buddhism
Notes on Contributors and Centers

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David Ray Griffin is professor of philosophy of religion at the School of Theology at Claremont and Claremont Graduate School, executive director of the Center for Process Studies, and founding president of the Center for a Postmodern World. He is the author of God and Religion in the Postmodern World, Varieties of Postmodern Theology (with William A. Beardslee and Joe Holland), and Primordial Truth and Postmodern Theology (with Huston Smith) and the editor of Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time, The Reenchantment of Science, and Spirituality and Society, also published by SUNY Press.

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