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Primordial Truth & Postmodern Theology (Constructive Postmodern Thought)

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In this book, Huston Smith and David Ray Griffin propose religious philosophies to succeed the waning worldview of modernity. Huston Smith proposes the perennial philosophy or primordial tradition, and David Ray Griffin offers postmodern process theology. The ultimate issue debated is whether we should return to a traditional religious philosophy or seek a new ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 19th 1989 by State University of New York Press
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This book was a very intriguing attempt to contrast and (potentially) synthesize what is known as "process theology" (mainly Whitehead's concepts, advanced by men like Hartshorne, Cobb, and Griffin) and "perennialism" (expounded by men like Lovejoy, Huxley, Wilber, and Smith).

I wish there was ultimately more to be synthesized here, but Griffin and Smith hit a conceptual road block almost immediately, spending the rest of the book trying to pinpoint where the fundamental differences lie. In a ma
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Dr. Griffin, a retired emeritus professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, has published over 30 books and 150 articles. His 9/11 books have been endorsed by Robert Baer, William Christison, William Sloane Coffin Jr., Richard Falke, Ray McGovern, Paul Craig Roberts and Howard Zinn.
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