|Dave Webster’s book is a counter-blast against the culturally accepted norm that spirituality is a vital and important factor in human life. Rejecting the idea of human wellbeing as predicated on the spiritual, the book seeks to identify the toxic impact of spiritual discourses on our lives. Spirituality makes us confused, apolitical and miserable - whether that spirituality is from conventional religious roots, from a new-age buffet of beliefs, or from some re-imagined ancient system of belief. Looking beyond this dismissal, the book looks towards atheistic existentialism, Theravada Buddhism and political engagement as a means to imagine what a post-spiritual world view could look like. |
About David WebsterSee more books from this Author
David Webster's Diatribe is a 90-page diatribe against the 'new age' phenomenon is a bitter atheist manifesto that, paradoxically, grudgingly favours institutionalised religion over 'contemporary spirituality'.Jun 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Dispirited: How Contemporary ...
An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes