Truth Considered and Applied: Examining Postmodernism, History, and Christian Faith

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For philosophy and theology students, Truth Considered and Applied examines the leading theories of truth in relation to postmodernism, history, and the Christian faith. Author Stewart E. Kelly defends Christianity in the face of postmodernist challenges that would label such religious faith as merely one version of truth among many in a pluralistic world. Likewise, in looking at Christianity as a historical faith, Kelly supports the need for Christians to develop a hermeneutic that does justice to the biblical ...
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For philosophy and theology students, Truth Considered and Applied examines the leading theories of truth in relation to postmodernism, history, and the Christian faith. Author Stewart E. Kelly defends Christianity in the face of postmodernist challenges that would label such religious faith as merely one version of truth among many in a pluralistic world. Likewise, in looking at Christianity as a historical faith, Kelly supports the need for Christians to develop a hermeneutic that does justice to the biblical texts and our informed understanding of the past in general; because if a genuine past cannot be recovered in some meaningful sense, the claims of Jesus being incarnate and risen from the dead are seriously jeopardized.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805449587
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Stewart E. Kelly is professor of Philosophy at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, and Notre Dame University (Ph.D.), is on the executive committee of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and authored Thinking Well: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (McGraw-Hill).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Friend or Foe? The Challenge of Postmodernism 9

A Modernism 10

B Postmodernism 49

Part 2 Truth and History 153

Part 3 Truth Considered 256

Conclusion 316

Bibliography 327

Name Index 360

Subject Index 371

Scripture Index 376

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