BEYOND THE POST-MODERN MIND
BEYOND THE POST-MODERN MIND Huston Smith Only an exhausted theology, one about to sink into the sands of science like a spent wave, could fail to sense the enormous tension between its claims and those of a scientific worldview. There is, of course, a sense in which no tension exists or ever has existed. As truth is one and religion and science are both concerned with it, in principle they must be partners. For the partnership to work we would need to see clearly the inherent limitations of science and keep them in sharp focus. But we do not see these limitations because science augments our power and possessions, we would like to think that it has no cut off point; that its present limitations are provisional only, and that in time it will break out of them to service our complete selves in the way it now services our bodies. This critically acclaimed collection of essays by today’s most eloquent authority on the philosophy of religion explores the limits of science. Powerful and anecdotal, this classic critique of post-modern thinking points to a way out of the “dark wood” where science has stranded us.