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Postmodernism and the sacred: reclaiming connection in our greater-than-human worlds.

Author: Moules, N.J.
Author Background: Univ. of Calgary, 2500 University Dr., Alberta T3E 6B2, Canada; njmoules@ucalgary.ca
Date 4/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Marital-and-Family-Therapy
Volume/Pages 26(2): 229-240
Subject Matter Postmodernism; Family therapy; Spirituality
Abstract This article addresses the many faces of postmodernism and offers the critique that postmodernism taken up in a particular extremist way can tend to sacrifice the sacred, the spiritual, and the recognition of our greater than human worlds in quest for the particular. In response to this critique, a postmodern family therapy practice is presented that is informed by values of connectedness, community, and communion; enacted through love and pragmatics; and committed to recognition of an obligation to ecological practice. (Journal abstract.)