A Primer on Postmodernism (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996 - Philosophy - 199 pages
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"From the Academy to Pop Culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation?" "Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Review: A Primer on Postmodernism

User Review  - Jeanie Morkel - Goodreads

A good summary and analysis of Modernism and consequent Postmodernism. However, it's lack of neutrality in the introduction and final chapter leaves a bitter and bias after-taste, which is unfortunate ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Della Torre - Goodreads

What follows are my thoughts on Foucault that come from this book: Michel Foucault was a relentless critic of the Enlightenment. The modern paradigm was rooted in the thinking subject, an autonomous ... Read full review

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Stanley J. Grenz is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey/Regent College, Vancouver, and affiliate professor at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of many books, including "Theology for the Community of God" and "A Primer on Postmodernism". Westminster John Knox Press has published several of his books, including "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective"; "Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality"; and "What Christians Really Believe and Why".

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