Understanding Postmodernism: A Christian Perspective (Paperback)

Understanding Postmodernism: A Christian Perspective By Stewart E. Kelly, James K. Dew Jr (With) Cover Image

Understanding Postmodernism: A Christian Perspective (Paperback)


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Postmodernity has matured. But the challenge of navigating our contemporary culture remains. In order for Christians to make wise decisions, we first need to understand the many facets of our postmodern context. If Ren Descartes is often identified as the first truly modern philosopher in light of his confidence in human reason, then postmodernism has taken Descartes to the woodshed. Stewart Kelly and James Dew detail the litany of concerns that postmodernism has raised: overconfidence in human reason, the limitations of language, the relativity of truth, the lack of a truly objective view, the inherently oppressive nature of metanarratives, the instability of the human self, and the absence any moral superiority. With wisdom and care, Kelly and Dew compare these postmodern principles with the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. What emerges is neither a rejection of everything postmodernism is concerned with nor a wholesale embrace of all that it affirms. Instead, we are encouraged to understand the postmodern world as we seek to mature spiritually in Christ.

Product Details ISBN: 9780830851935
ISBN-10: 0830851933
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: December 5th, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English