Post-religious in the New Feudalism

  1. Lemma
  2. Doba post-religije u novom feudalizmu
  3. Serbian
  4. New Feudalism (en)
  5. Stevanovic, Aleksandra
  6. Orthodox view on technology and engineering - Concepts of knowledge and modes of reasoning
  7. 27-11-2018
  8. Gajić, Aleksandar [Author]. New Feudalism
  9. New Feudalism - Belgrade: Konras, 2016.
    1. technology and spirituality
  10. postmodern religiosity - postmodernity
    1. The author points to the negative trends of social transformations in the 21st century in the conditions of the pronounced systemic crisis of modern societies. Feudal society is only one of the forms of the medieval society that emerged in the west of Europe. It differs from the Eastern Orthodox medieval society, which preserved the unity of power from the ancient period. In addition to the major differences in social organization, all these societies were, by their very nature, religious, pre-modern societies: societies that measured their own starting points and their goals before and above all religious archaeology. The main guardian and transmitter of the religious experience of the generations of all societies in this era was tradition.

      A modern society is a post-religious society. Such a society tries to combine the surviving forms of modern secularism and its global goals with recycled pre-modern contents. Therefore, religious feelings and aspirations to restore tradition turn into modern forms of fundamentalism or into some new forms of spiritualism.

      Modern fundamentalist newborns and religious syncretists tend to "spiritualize" modern materialism and its effects, putting their attempts to synthesize modern and ancient versus the analytical approach of modernism. The neo-ethical themes of "One" and "the multitude", about metaphysical unity, represent various aspects of the different concept of the world in the religious synthesis of the "new age". Propagated spiritual techniques, however, play the same role as "material" technique in modern epoch: they are mere instruments of action of a self-made human will. By maintaining certain features of modern humanism and its principles –  equality, fraternity and freedom, now, however, raised to the occult level, this synthesis strives for a permanent personal transformation in the humanist key: the creation of a "man without restriction" through self-realization presented as "Divine," the one that takes place through the awakening of human "spiritual" potentials. Such a religion in new-feudal transformations undoubtedly represents the religiousness turned upside-down.