Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age

Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age

by J. Richard Middleton, Brian J. Walsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830818561

ISBN-13: 9780830818563

Pub. Date: 06/05/1995

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1996 Books of the Year!

The carnivalesque, pluralistic culture in hich we live can be seen as a consequence of the breakdown of modernity (which touted itself as the "greatest show on earth"), combined with a recognition of the socially constructed character of reality.

Since the old construction has been discredited and is in a

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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1996 Books of the Year!

The carnivalesque, pluralistic culture in hich we live can be seen as a consequence of the breakdown of modernity (which touted itself as the "greatest show on earth"), combined with a recognition of the socially constructed character of reality.

Since the old construction has been discredited and is in a process of decomposition, the season is open on the construction of new realities which are produced with the speed and ease of temporary circus tents being raised. Far from witnessing the erosion or even eclipse of religious belief that the Enlightenment so confidently predicted, the eclipse of the Enlightenment has resulted in a veritable smorgasbord of religions and worldviews for our consumption.

So Richard Middleton and Brian Walsh colorfully describe our postmodern setting. In this book they survey postmodern culture and philosophy, offering lucid explanations of such difficult theories as deconstruction. They are sympathetic to the postmodern critique, yet believe that a gospel stripped of its modernist trappings speaks a radical word of hope and transformation to our chaotic culture.

The book for those who wonder what postmodernism is and how biblical Christians might best respond.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830818563
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
06/05/1995
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
816,348
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: The Postmodern Condition
1. The Crisis of Our Times
2. Reality Isn't What It Used to Be
3. The Decentered Self
4. They Don't Tell Stories Like They Used To
InterludePart II: The Resources of Scripture
5. The Biblical Metanarrative
6. The Empowered Self
7. Reality Isn't What It's Meant to Be
8. The Hope of Our Times
Notes
Subject Index
Author Index
Scripture Index

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