A Primer on Postmodernism

A Primer on Postmodernism

by Stanley J. Grenz
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802808646
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/06/1996
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
492,552
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Star Trek and the Postmodern Generation1
2The Postmodern Ethos11
3The Postmodern View39
4The Rise of the Modern World57
5The Prelude to Postmodernism83
6The Philosophers of Postmodernism123
7The Gospel and the Postmodern Context161
Notes175
Index197

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