The Making of the New Spirituality : The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition

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The Making of the New Spirituality : The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 328 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780830823987
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    11 (2)
Introduction: A Changing View of the 13 (23)
Spiritual World
Spiritual Changes: A New Age of Belief? 17 (3)
Bestsellers and Blockbusters: 20 (10)
Spirituality Goes Public
Talking About Spirituality 30 (1)
The Revealed Word and the New Religious 31 (4)
Synthesis
Goals of the Study 35 (1)
Antecedents of the New Religious Synthesis: 36 (19)
A Brief History of Alternative Spirituality
in the West
Spiritual Communities in the Middle Ages 36 (2)
Magic and the Hermetic Tradition 38 (2)
Kabbalah: Secrets in the Pentateuch 40 (2)
Neo-Platonism and Magical Science 42 (5)
European Mysticism 47 (2)
Humanism and the Rise of Biblical 49 (5)
Criticism
Conclusion 54 (1)
The Rise of Biblical Criticism: Allegory, 55 (20)
Myth, Codes and the End of History
Thomas Woolston and the English Deists 58 (2)
Lessing, Strauss and German Criticism 60 (6)
John Shelby Spong Rescues the Bible 66 (3)
Michael Drosnin's The Bible Code 69 (3)
Conclusion 72 (3)
The Ascent of Reason: Birth of a Deity 75 (21)
Peter Annet 77 (2)
Voltaire and Liberated Reason 79 (6)
Thomas De Quincey 85 (5)
American New Thought: Mind as Divine 90 (2)
Healing Force
Ayn Rand's Argument for Reason 92 (2)
Conclusion 94 (2)
Science and Shifting Paradigms: Salvation 96 (22)
in a New Cosmos
Thomas Paine on the Hope of Science 98 (5)
Science and Deliverance 103(4)
Robert Green Ingersoll
From The Demon-Haunted World to Alien 107(7)
Contact
Carl Sagan
The New Physics: Science and Ancient 114(3)
Wisdom
Conclusion 117(1)
Evolution and Advancement: The Darwins' 118(33)
Spiritual Legacy
Erasmus Darwin 120(3)
Lamarck and Spencer 123(2)
Naturalist Prophet 125(9)
Charles Darwin
The Spiritual Vision of Darwin's Early 134(2)
Defenders
Transhumanism and the Moral Elite 136(3)
Julian Huxley
Reaching the Omega Point 139(2)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Evolving Brain, Evolving Spirit 141(2)
James H. Austin
The Celestine Prophet 143(2)
James Redfield
Science Fiction and Human Evolutionary 145(3)
Destiny
Conclusion 148(3)
Pantheism in the Modern World: Nature or God 151(26)
Spinoza and Toland 153(3)
Ralph Waldo Emerson 156(6)
Ernst Haeckel and The Riddle of the 162(5)
Universe
Bergson and Shaw 167(3)
A New Pantheistic Physics 170(4)
Conclusion 174(3)
The Rebirth of Gnosticism: The Secret Path 177(27)
to Self-Salvation
The Fundamentals of Gnosticism 178(3)
Enlightenment Gnostic 181(4)
Jacob Ilive
Joseph Smith's Yankee Gnosticism 185(6)
Carl Jung and the Gnostic Impulse 191(3)
Gnosticism and the New Age 194(4)
Jean Houston
Science Fiction: The Final Gnostic 198(2)
Frontier
Conclusion 200(4)
Modern Shamanism: Spirit Contact and 204(22)
Spiritual Progress
Emanuel Swedenborg 206(4)
Victorian Shamans: Occultism, Theosophy 210(7)
and Spiritualism
John Mack and UFO Abduction 217(4)
Paul Ferrini and the Jesus Phenomenon 221(2)
Conclusion 223(3)
The Mystical Path to Pluralism: Discovering 226(24)
That All Is One in Religion
An Original Religion 231(2)
R. M. Bucke 233(4)
Frithjof Schuon and Transcendent 237(3)
Religious Unity
The Perennial Philosophy as Pluralistic 240(4)
Hope
Joseph Campbell
Marcus Borg and Jesus the Spirit Person 244(3)
Conclusion 247(3)
Conclusion: A New Spirituality for a New Age 250(32)
Taking Leave of History 252(5)
The Advent of Reason 257(4)
Theological Science 261(2)
Spiritual Evolution 263(4)
Pantheism 267(2)
The New Gnosis 269(5)
Shamans and the Spiritual Future 274(3)
Mystical Pluralism 277(2)
Final Considerations: A New and Better 279(3)
Way?
Notes 282(36)
Index of Names 318(4)
Index of Subjects 322