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During the six hours of intense interviews with the late mythologist, however, Campbell proves Moyers wrong. The supposedly non-existent theology of Campbell permeates current American religious discussion.
Campbell has perhaps more influence on current American religious thought than any other contemporary writer. His books fill the religion sections of major bookstore chains; are required reading in most college and university religion, literature, and philosophy courses; and have become handbooks of spirituality to the New Agers, neo-pagans, Gaia environmentalists, and s religious dabblers.
Joseph Campbell did indeed have an ideology and a theology. At one point in the PBS interviews, for example, he ridicules the Judeo-Christian belief in a bodily resurrection by calling it "a clown act, really. Campbell against Christianity Throughout the six hour-long programs, Campbell bitterly attacks the historical theology of orthodox Christianity and its accompanying moral code.
He also peddles a pantheistic, subjective view of God and religious experience. Moyers disclaimer is simply not true. Consider the following quotes from The Power of Myth: What was proper fifty years ago is not proper today.
The virtues of the past are the vices of today.
And many of what were thought to be the vices of the past are the necessities of today. The moral order has to catch up with the moral necessities of actual life in time, here and now. I have a feeling that consciousness and energy are the same thing somehow. Certainly the vegetable world is conscious.
You can see it in the Bible. In the beginning, God was simply the most powerful god among many. He is just a local tribal god. We have today to learn to get back into accord with the wisdom of nature and realize again our brotherhood with the animals and with the water and the sea.
The transcendent is unknowable and unknown. God is transcendent, finally, of anything like the name "God. The mystery of life is beyond all human conception. We always think in terms of opposites.
But God, the ultimate, is beyond the pairs of opposites. Eternity is beyond all categories of thought. God is a thought.
God is a name. God is an idea. But its reference is to something that transcends all thinking. The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought.
When you see that God is the creation, and that you are a creature, you realize that God is within you, and in the man or woman with whom you are talking, as well. That energy is the informing energy of all things. Mythic worship is addressed to that. That old man up there has been blown away.
And then do you say, "Well, there must be somebody generating that energy? You are God, but not in your ego, but in your deepest being, where you are at one with the non-dual transcendent.
His theology seems to be a cross between eternal permeational pantheism "in which a oneness like a Life Force underlies and permeates all that is real" and changing, modal pantheism which "teaches that each individual thing [or person] is a mode or modification of God.
If God is an impersonal energy force that transcends all categories of human thought, then God transcends even that description and the concept of God becomes empty of all meaning whatsoever. A Christian Critique of Pantheism, applying specific attributes such as love or power to God does not limit God if you believe those attributes are infinite.
Campbell tries to get beyond Judeo-Christian concepts of a personal God, but he sets up his own category of impersonality at the same time that he rejects the use of such categories.
It is illogical to say that God transcends categories like personality, but then to turn around and claim that God is an impersonal, transcendent energy source. Campbell thus clearly contradicts himself.Emergent Eschatology: The Road to Paradise Imagined: ISSUE - Spring Since the publication of my book on the Emergent Church, the movement has continued and has become a religious version of political liberalism.
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of ethical theories in ethical reasoning and behavior within organizations - Research proposal Sigalit Pasternak, Phd student The Faculty of Management Tel Aviv University Supervisor: Dr. Ishak Saporta Introduction Business ethics is a specialized branch of ethics focusing on how moral standards apply to business organizations and behavior .
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