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The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age [NOOK Book]

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In both subtle and distinct ways, postmodernism has permeated American life, becoming a part of our schools, our TV shows, our churches, our conversations, and even our own thinking. How often have we said or heard, "Do what you want, but don't push your values on me," or "You live your life, and I'll live mine"?

Its sheer pervasiveness demands that we ask: Is there anything wrong with postmodernism, or with the tolerance, pluralism, ...

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The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age

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Overview

In both subtle and distinct ways, postmodernism has permeated American life, becoming a part of our schools, our TV shows, our churches, our conversations, and even our own thinking. How often have we said or heard, "Do what you want, but don't push your values on me," or "You live your life, and I'll live mine"?

Its sheer pervasiveness demands that we ask: Is there anything wrong with postmodernism, or with the tolerance, pluralism, individualism, and casualness that it promotes?

With compelling illustrations from current events and everyday life, as well as his customary sound analysis, Millard Erickson equips discerning evangelical Christians not only to understand and recognize the phenomenon of postmodernism but to deal with its effects in a relevant, biblically minded way. As he unearths its evolution, he forcefully reveals postmodernism's inherent problems and its incoherence with the teachings of God's Word. He also unveils the greatest areas of concern for Christians and gives people the tools they need to respond more wisely, believe more certainly, and discern more soundly in this confusing age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433517792
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 473,667
  • File size: 476 KB

Meet the Author

Millard J. Erickson is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a leading evangelical spokesman with numerous highly regarded volumes to his credit, including the classic text Christian Theology.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 Postmodernism: It's Everywhere You Want to Be 11
2 Postmodernism in the University 35
3 Postmodernism and Christianity 59
4 Postmodernism: Good, Bad, or Indifferent? 87
5 Beyond Postmodernism 113
Notes 135
General Index 139
Scripture Index 144
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