New Spirituality And Postmodernism

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New Spirituality And Postmodernism


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following characteristics accurately describes new spirituality's view of reality?
    • A. 

      Reality is eternal

    • B. 

      Reality is non-personal

    • C. 

      Reality is divine

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 2. 
    All of the following have contributed to the new spirituality worldview EXCEPT what?
    • A. 

      Eastern religion

    • B. 

      Pop psychology

    • C. 

      Self-help teaching

    • D. 

      Scientific materialism

    • E. 

      Meditation

  • 3. 
    New spiritualists believe that we can be temporarily free from the illusion of self through practicing what?
    • A. 

      Yoga

    • B. 

      Meditation

    • C. 

      Charity

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 4. 
    What is the environmental philosophy that contends that all living creatures should have legal rights?
    • A. 

      Deep ecology

    • B. 

      Feminism

    • C. 

      Anthropomorphic environmentalism

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the political philosophy that links the oppression of women and the exploitation of the environment?
    • A. 

      Nazism

    • B. 

      Ecofeminism

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    ________________ is the belief that everything is god.
  • 7. 
    ________________ is the process by which the body passes away but the the soul continues its quest for enlightenment in another form.
  • 8. 
    ______________ is the belief that good is returned to those who do good and evil is returned to those who do evil.
  • 9. 
    The Bhagavad Gita is the ancient Hindu text that chronicles the conversations between Arjuna and Krishna,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    According to new spirituality, the source of religion isn't God; it is unconsciousness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The God of new spirituality is a personal force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    New spiritualists believe that we can be permanently free from the illusion of self through achieving enlightenment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    According to new spirituality, the universe began with the Big Bang.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to new spirituality, the source of suffering is our ignorance regarding consciousness,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    New spiritualists accept the secular philosophy of materialism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    According to postmodernism, which of the following affects how we see the world?
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Gender

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    According to postmodernism, truth is what?
    • A. 

      Objective

    • B. 

      Universal

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Socially constructed

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 18. 
    Which philosopher famously pronounced, "God is dead?"
    • A. 

      Friedrich Nietzsch

    • B. 

      Michel Foucault

    • C. 

      Walter Truett Anerson

    • D. 

      Jean-Francis Lyotard

    • E. 

      Richard Rorty

  • 19. 
    According to postmodernism, language functions as what?
    • A. 

      A means for describing objective reality

    • B. 

      A method for communicating truth

    • C. 

      A tool for power and manipulation

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Postmodernists doubt the objectivity of which of the following disciplines?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary biology

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Math

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    _______________ is characterized by a strong belief in human reason, empiricism, science, and technological progress as a well as skepticism toward religion.
  • 22. 
    __________________ is the belief that denies the existence or accessibility of an objective reality.
  • 23. 
    Postmodernism asserts that all worldviews offer unbiased truth claims about reality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    According to postmodernism, universal truth can be known.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Postmodernists accept the notion of universal objective reason.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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