Spirituality and Society

Postmodern Visions

Edited by David Ray Griffin

Subjects: Spirituality
Series: SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought
Paperback : 9780887068546, 162 pages, August 1988
Hardcover : 9780887068539, 162 pages, September 1988

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Table of contents


1. Introduction: Postmodern Spirituality and Society

David Ray Griffin

2. Postmodern Directions

Charlene Spretnak

3. A Postmodern Vision of Spirituality and Society

Joe Holland

4. Toward a Postpatriarchal Postmodernity

Catherine Keller

5. In Pursuit of the Postmodern

Richard A. Falk

6. Postmodern Social Policy

John B. Cobb, Jr.

7. The Steady-State Economy: Postmodern Alternative to Growthmania

Herman F. Daly

8. Agriculture in a Postmodern World

C. Dean Freudenberger

9. Toward a Postmodern Science and Technology

Frederick Ferré

10. Peace and the Postmodern Paradigm

David Ray Griffin

Notes on Contributors and Centers



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.