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This essay attempts to prove how Umberto Eco`s The Name of the Rose, which is mostly associated with postmodernism, succeeds in reviving the spiritual or religious aspects of postmodern realities. It is generally assumed that postmodernism puts an emphasis on chaos, darkness, mystery, and aporia in the godless world. Although it is true that the philosophical assumption of the novel is very postmodern in this sense, however, it intends to reveal the mystery of $quot;the divine shadow$quot; instead of a mere darkness. The shadow insinuates the divine presence behind the veil which is drawn only until we see it face to face someday. Many of Eco criticism overlooks Eco`s own explanation in his own Postscript. to the novel. He makes it clear there that in the novel he intends $quot;the thrill of God`s infinite omnipotence, which makes the world`s order vain$quot; by continuously pointing to the mysterious, unaccountable area where it is hard to clearly distinguish love from lust, orthodoxy from heresy, faith from fanaticism, and also the true from the false. The mystery that he creates in the novel is to make the reader aware of the limitation of inductive and scientific reasoning, and it does lead the reader to the realization of divine presence. Although it may not be clear that Eco would be happy with the identification of him with any institutionalized form of religion, his novel is sure to intend some religious feeling, religious, in the sense that he delves into the ultimate meaning of human existence and universe and he continuously assumes a divine presence.