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A Primer on Postmodernism

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Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.

Synopsis:

From the Academy to Pop Culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture.

Synopsis:

Offers a truly indispensable guide for understanding today's culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-196) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Star Trek and the Postmodern Generation — 2. The Postmodern Ethos — 3. The Postmodern View — 4. The Rise of the Modern World — 5. The Prelude to Postmodernism — 6. The Philosophers of Postmodernism — 7. The Gospel and the Postmodern Context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802808646
Author:
Grenz, Stanley J.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Author:
Grenz, Stanley J.
Author:
Stanley James Grenz
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich. :
Subject:
Theology - Protestant
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Christianity -- Evangelism.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Protestant
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Evangelism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Philosophy General
Subject:
Religion Western-Emergent and Postmodern
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
199
Dimensions:
9.01x6.04x.62 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 199 pages William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - English 9780802808646 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the Academy to Pop Culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture.
"Synopsis" by , Offers a truly indispensable guide for understanding today's culture.
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