This book by David Webster is a counter-blast against the culturally accepted norm that spirituality is a vital and important factor in human life. Rejecting the idea of human wellbeing as predicated on the spiritual, the book seeks to identify the toxic impact of spiritual discourses on our lives. Spirituality makes us confused, apolitical and miserable, whether that spirituality is from conventional religious roots, from a new-age buffet of beliefs, or from some re-imagined ancient system of belief. Looking beyond this dismissal, the book looks towards atheistic existentialism, Theravada Buddhism and political engagement as a means to imagine what a post-spiritual world view could look like.
Francis Sanzaro, Ph.D.
The gravest threat to humanity in this century will not come from war, disease, overpopulation or the environment, but from boredom and uselessness.
What happens when language and thought come face-to-face with their maker: the self-organizing processes out of which they emerge?
A thorough-going re-elaboration of modern experience via the senses.
If America or God didn't exist it would be necessary to invent them. Let's start.
Peter Christian Vardy
An introduction to key issues in the philosophy of religion.
A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.
Christian Atheists don't believe in God but miss him: especially the transcendent beauty of his music, language, ethics, and community.
Find happiness in every step.
Emma Restall Orr
This book challenges the prevailing worldviews of materialism and dualism, outlines the alternatives, presenting animism as a radically different, yet mature and coherent philosophy.