The main stages of the evolution of religion in the history of society // Religion and Society.
Moderate countermodernism is expressed in a rather passive, often indirect resistance of religion to social reforms.
Let's move on to the analysis of religious postmodernism. It can be defined as follows: it is a paradigmatic concept that denotes the deconstruction of religion as a spiritual and social subsystem of society, as well as its integrating social functions.
Note the following:
In this interpretation, religious postmodernism is, in essence, a sociological concept; Religious postmodernism is theologically neutral in nature, because no religion can be based on principles that deny religious ideals and authorities; Deconstruction does not imply a complete rejection of religion, that is, religious postmodernism is not identical with atheism. Atheism is based on "meta-stories" (in the terminology of postmodernists), on materialist philosophy, positivism, scientism, etc. Finally, it is a phenomenon of faith, a kind of religion. Therefore, it must also be reconstructed; Deconstruction of religion means the destruction of a holistic, systematic view of it, giving it a completely irrational, fragmentary, contradictory nature. At the same time, we are talking about the direct destruction of religious organizations, which are losing both dogmatic and social foundations of their existence; In the postmodernist sense, religion inevitably loses its most important social function, associated with ensuring solidarity in society, which, in turn, contributes to the deconstruction of society itself;
By analogy with religious modernism, we can consider the structure of religious postmodernism in terms of: