Solomon among the Postmoderns [NOOK Book]

Overview

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon states that "all is vapor" and describes humans as trying to "shepherd the wind." In Solomon among the Postmoderns, author Peter J. Leithart uses these claims, as well as the entire book of Ecclesiastes, to show how Solomon resonated with postmodernism.

Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of postmodernism, Leithart shows how the theory reflects an important biblical theme: the elusiveness and instability of the ...
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Solomon among the Postmoderns

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Overview

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon states that "all is vapor" and describes humans as trying to "shepherd the wind." In Solomon among the Postmoderns, author Peter J. Leithart uses these claims, as well as the entire book of Ecclesiastes, to show how Solomon resonated with postmodernism.

Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of postmodernism, Leithart shows how the theory reflects an important biblical theme: the elusiveness and instability of the world. But he goes on to show that biblical faith takes us beyond cynicism and despair. Solomon among the Postmoderns will appeal to academics and laypeople alike seeking a biblical view of postmodernism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441201171
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,278,235
  • File size: 202 KB

Meet the Author

Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge) is senior fellow of theology and literature at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of numerous books, including A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament, Against Christianity, and 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone.
Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge), a former pastor, is president of Trinity House Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and adjunct senior fellow of theology and literature at New Saint Andrews College. He is the author of numerous books, including 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible and Athanasius in the Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone and a regular blogger at firstthings.com.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Vapor's Revenge
2. The Elusive Word
3. The Decentered Self
4. Power Is with the Oppressor
5. Eat, Drink, Rejoice
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