Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views [NOOK Book]

Overview

In our post-Cold War, post-colonial, post-Christian world, Western culture is experiencing a dramatic shift. Correspondingly, says Myron Penner, recent philosophy has taken a postmodern turn in which traditional concepts of reality, truth, language, and knowledge have been radically altered, if not discarded.

Here James K.A. Smith, John Franke, Merold Westphal, Kevin Vanhoozer, Douglas Geivett, and R. Scott Smith respond to the question, ...
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Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views

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Overview

In our post-Cold War, post-colonial, post-Christian world, Western culture is experiencing a dramatic shift. Correspondingly, says Myron Penner, recent philosophy has taken a postmodern turn in which traditional concepts of reality, truth, language, and knowledge have been radically altered, if not discarded.

Here James K.A. Smith, John Franke, Merold Westphal, Kevin Vanhoozer, Douglas Geivett, and R. Scott Smith respond to the question, "What perils and/or promises does the postmodern turn hold for the tasks of Christian thinkers?" Addressing topics such as the nature of rationality and biblical faith, the relationship of language to reality, and the impact of postmodern concerns on ethics, this book presents a variety of positions in vigorous dialogue with each other.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202512
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 883 KB

Meet the Author

Myron Penner is professor of philosophy and theology at Prairie College and Graduate School in Alberta, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh. Penner has also been a research fellow of the Hong Kierkegaard Library and director of the graduate program in philosophy of religion and religious studies at Liberty University. He lives in Three Hills, Alberta.
Myron Bradley Penner (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is pastor of Trinity International Church in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. He previously taught at Prairie College and Graduate School and served as a human development worker. He is the editor of Christianity and the Postmodern Turn and coauthor of A New Kind of Conversation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : Christianity and the postmodern turn : some preliminary considerations 13
1 Is God a story? : postmodernity and the task of theology 37
2 Christian postmodernism and the linguistic turn 53
3 Pilgrim's digress : Christian thinking on and about the post/modern way 71
4 Christian faith and postmodern theory : theology and the nonfoundationalist turn 105
5 A little story about metanarratives : Lyotard, religion, and postmodernism revisited 123
6 Onto-theology, metanarrative, perspectivism, and the gospel 141
7 Postmodernism and the quest for theological knowledge 157
8 Postmodernism and the priority of the language-world relation 173
9 Disputing about words? : of fallible foundations and modest metanarratives 187
10 The nature of theology : culture, language, and truth 201
11 Who's afraid of postmodernism? : a response to the "Biola school" 215
12 Of stories and languages 229
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