Sacred Interconnections

Postmodern Spirituality, Political Economy, and Art

Edited by David Ray Griffin

Subjects: Postmodernism
Series: SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought
Paperback : 9780791402320, 227 pages, April 1990
Hardcover : 9780791402313, 227 pages, April 1990

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Table of contents


1. Introduction: Sacred Interconnections

David Ray Griffin

2. A Mystical Cosmology: Toward a Postmodern Spirituality

Matthew Fox

3. The Ecological Self: Postmodern Ground for Right Action

Joanna Macy

4. The Only Survivable World: A Postmodern Systems Approach to a Religious Intuition

Bernard J. Lee

5. Warriors, Women, and the Nuclear Complex: Toward a Postnuclear Postmodernity

Catherine Keller

6. Religion and Politics: Verging on the Postmodern

Richard Falk

7. Family, Work, and Culture: A Postmodern Recovery of Holiness

Joe Holland

8. From Individualism to Persons in Community: A Postmodern Economic Theory

John B. Cobb, Jr.

9. Escape from Modernism: In Science, Religion, Politics, and Art

Frederick Turner

10. Stories in the Postmodern World: Orienting and   Disorienting

William A. Beardslee

11. The Reenchantment of Art: Reflections on the Two Postmodernisms

Suzi Gablik

12. Postmodernism and Aesthetic Symbolism in Japanese Shingon Buddhism

Steve Odin

Notes on Contributors and Centers


Shows the interconnections between postmodernism, religion, politics, economics, and art.


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.

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.