"An extremely well-researched, intellectual approach to the problem of relativism and its effect on education, public policy, and our everyday lives." --Youthworker
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About the Author
Francis J. Beckwith is associate director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, and associate professor of Church-State Studies, Baylor University, where he is also associate editor of the Journal of Church & State. He currently serves as a member of Princeton's James Madison Program Council on Moral and Political Thought. He has written several books including the award-winning Politically Correct Death. His articles have been published in numerous journals across a diversity of disciplines. Find out more at francisbeckwith.com
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Who Are You to Judge?
Part 1: Understanding Relativism
1 The Death of Truth
2 What Is Moral Relativism?
3 Three Kinds of Relativism
Part 2: Critiquing Relativism
4 Culture as Morality
5 Culture Defining Morality
6 Moral Common Sense
7 Relativism's Seven Fatal Flaws
Part 3: Relativism and Education
8 Values Clarification
9 Relativism's Offspring--Political Correctness and Multiculturalism
10 On the Road to Barbarism
Part 4: Relativism and Public Policy
11 Relativism and the Law
12 Relativism and the Meaning of Marriage
13 Relativism and the Meaning of Life
Part 5: Responding to Relativism
14 Tactics to Refute Relativism
15 Monkey Morality
16 Why Morality?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I had found this book when I least expected to find it. I'm glad I picked it up when I did! A very informative read in regards to moral relativism and how shoddy the reasoning is behind it. I definitely recommend this book!
If you don't read another book, you must read this one. Not only do the authors deal with the self-contradicting nature of a relativistic worldview, but they then show relativism and Christianity stack up with regard to practical issues such as education, marriage, law, etc. Lastly, they offer methods for refuting relativism.
A good starting place for arm-chair defenders of the faith in the face of everyday effects of postmodernism with an emphasis on relativism.