Who's Afraid of Relativism?: Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood

Who's Afraid of Relativism?: Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801039737
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Church and Postmodern Culture Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,279,126
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

James K. A. Smith (PhD, Villanova University) is professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is the editor of Comment magazine. Smith has authored or edited many books, including Imagining the Kingdom and the Christianity Today Book Award winners Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom. He is also editor of the well-received The Church and Postmodern Culture series (www.churchandpomo.org).

Table of Contents

1. "It Depends": Creation, Contingency, and the Specter of Relativism
2. Community as Context: Wittgenstein on "Meaning as Use"
3. Who's Afraid of Contingency? Owning Up to Our Creaturehood with Rorty
4. Reasons to Believe: Making Faith Explicit after Brandom
5. The (Inferential) Nature of Doctrine: Postliberalism as Christian Pragmatism
Epilogue: How to be a Conservative Relativist

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