As we proceed into a postmodern world, we are bereft of a narrative that can provide courage and optimism; we are facing what Václav Havel and others have called “a crisis in narrative”. Old gods have fallen, either wounded or dead. New ones have been aborted. “We are looking”, he said, “for the new scientific recipes, new ideologies, new control systems, new institutions”. In other words, we seeks new narratives to provide us with “an elementary sense of justice, the ability to see things as others do, a sense of transcendental responsibility, archetypal wisdom, good taste, courage, compassion, and faith”.
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century