The Death of Truth

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Whatever Happened to Truth?America is in the midst of a revolution in thinking that impacts every conceivable aspect of life. Postmodernism, the guiding spirit of our times, teaches that things like reason and rationality are cultural biases, and that truth--especially God's truth--doesn't exist. A society that forsakes truth believes thatAll lifestyles, religions, and worldviews are equally validThe only real sin is criticizing someone else's views or moral choicesOpinions matter as much as evidenceReality is in...
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Overview

Whatever Happened to Truth?America is in the midst of a revolution in thinking that impacts every conceivable aspect of life. Postmodernism, the guiding spirit of our times, teaches that things like reason and rationality are cultural biases, and that truth--especially God's truth--doesn't exist. A society that forsakes truth believes thatAll lifestyles, religions, and worldviews are equally validThe only real sin is criticizing someone else's views or moral choicesOpinions matter as much as evidenceReality is in the mind of the beholder.Not since Charles Darwin confronted Christians with his doctrine of naturalistic evolution has the church faced a challenge for which it is so ill-prepared. We are witnessing The Death of Truth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556617249
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,464,031
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

During Dennis McCallum's first year in college he began taking his friends to home Bible studies he and friends had formed. As the group developed they also began a publishing enterprise. When their group grew to include several high school and adult home groups in the central Ohio area, Dennis realized his need to get more training He completed his seminary training at Ashland Theological Seminary and returned to continue developing the group in Columbus, Ohio.

Dennis and his colleagues formed a new ministry group in 1994 called "The Crossroads Project," to teach apologetics to the church at large. Their book, The Death of Truth (Bethany House) addresses the subject of postmodernism, which they call the guiding spirit of our times. They show that American society has forsaken truth, that reason and rationality are viewed as cultural biases, and that truth—especially God's truth—doesn't exist. Dennis McCallum, with others from Xenos also presents a Postmodern Challenge Conference at universities throughout the country

Dennis, his wife and children are all involved in activities and ministries in Xenos. They make their home in Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    An important aid to understanding our times.

    This is, perhaps, the most important book written in the last ten years for all those, but especially Christians, who want to understand modernism, post-modernism, multi-culturalism and the various types of relativism, especially moral relativism. Ever wonder why some politicians seem to lie and misrepresent the facts while out on the campaign trail? When Mr. Clinton was president, were you concerned by his cavalier dismissal of the prevailing code of morality that has made America great? Were you perplexed that he could go on TV, brazenly wag his finger at the American people and claim, 'I did not have sex with that woman!' and then go on to lie under oath in interrogatories and a deposition in the Paula Jones case, and later before a congressional committee? Well, after reading this book you'll understand how Clinton and so many others in his Administration could do just that type of thing. If everybody is lying to everybody else because they no longer believe that truth exists or if it does it's whatever they want it to be at the moment, then nobody will be able to trust anybody about anything. Since so much in a free society depends upon truth and trust, it would be a disasterous development for our culture were relativism in general and moral relativism in particular to beocme more widespread than it already has.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2003

    An extremely important aid to understanding our times.

    This is, perhaps, the most important book to come down the pike in the last ten years, for all who seek to learn about modernism, postmodernism, multiculturalism and the various types of relativism, especially moral relativism. It should prove especially helpful to Christians in understanding where the attacks upon us and our religious values are coming from. Ever wonder why some politicians seem to lie and misrepresent the facts while out campaigning? When Bill Clinton was in office, were you concerned at his cavalier dismissal of the prevailing code of morality that has made America great? Were you perplexed that he could go on TV and wag his finger at millions of Americans while claiming, 'I did not have sex with that woman!' and then proceed to lie under oath in interrogatories and in a deposition during the Paula Jones case? Well, after reading this book you'll understand how that could happen. In my book, 'The China Connection' I show, through actions and dialogue of characters, one of the things McCallum is talking about; the problem of moral relativism in politicians and people in positions of power. Read 'The China Connection' as a painless, even enjoyable way to gain a clear understanding of the danger moral relativism poses to our society. If everbody is lying to everybody else because they no longer believe that truth exists, or if it does it's whatever they want it to be at the time, then nobody will be able to trust anybody about anything. Since so much in a free society is based upon truth and trust, it would be a disasterous development were relativism in general, and moral relativism in particular, to become more pervasive in our culture than it already has.

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