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