Engaging Deconstructive Theology presents an evangelical approach for theological conversation with postmodern thinkers. Themes are considered from Derrida, Foucault, Mark C. Taylor, Rorty, and Cupitt, developing dialogue from an open-minded evangelical perspective. Ron Michener draws upon insights from radical postmodern thought and seeks to advance an apologetic approach to the Christian faith that acknowledges a mosaic of human sources including experience, literature, and the imagination.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Ronald T. Michener is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium.
Table of ContentsContents: Preface; Part 1 Introduction and Historical Context: Introduction; Historical context: from modernism to postmodernism. Part 2 Deconstruction and Its Roots in Europe: Jean-FranÃ§ois Lyotard: the dissolution of the metanarrative; The deconstructionism of Jacques Derrida; Michel Foucault: the end of man?. Part 3 Deconstruction in America: Mark C. Taylor: embracing nihilism; Richard Rorty: pragmatic postmodernism. Part 4 Deconstruction in Britain: Don Cupitt: theological necrophilia. Part 5 Apologetic Methodology in View of Deconstructionist Concerns: Preliminary methodological considerations; Christian appeals to deconstructionist concerns: two lessons from the Book of Acts; Apologetic engagement and dialogue; Apologetic imagination; Apologetic groundwork: are any 'foundations' possible?. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.