Postmodernism is an intellectual movement which involves many fields of thinking from social and behavioural sciences to art and literature and, unlike religion, it is a movement which tolerates differences. It is considered non-concrete in that it allows us a variation of understandings of ethical problems. Postmodernism is the basic premises from which Robert Rocco Cottone in his book examines the contemporary concerns of tolerance in religions.
He finds in the Postmodernism Movement answers to such issues. He identifies and discusses twelve ethical principles which he believes reflect the ideals of religion in the post modern era. These includes loving relations, reverence for life, responsible parenthood and guardianship, respect for nature, optimism and faith that life persists through enduring relationships, freedom of thought, speech, and communication and freedom of religious expression.
Dr. Cottone is a Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri and is a leader in the postmodern religious movement.