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Addresses the promises and perils of postmodernity for the church today.


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Addresses the promises and perils of postmodernity for the church today.

6 review for Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views

  1. 5 out of 5

    Giovanni Generoso

    Are Christianity and Postmodern philosophy compatible? In this book, six scholars address this question. Four are philosophers and two are theologians. Unfortunately, in this debate specifically, people continue to talk passed one another - and this book is a perfect example of that. Definitions are left undefined. Terms are used differently. Straw men are set up. Straw men are torn down. It gets quite tedious and frustrating when thinkers are forced to readdress and re-qualify their statements Are Christianity and Postmodern philosophy compatible? In this book, six scholars address this question. Four are philosophers and two are theologians. Unfortunately, in this debate specifically, people continue to talk passed one another - and this book is a perfect example of that. Definitions are left undefined. Terms are used differently. Straw men are set up. Straw men are torn down. It gets quite tedious and frustrating when thinkers are forced to readdress and re-qualify their statements over and over again. Apart from my frustrations, I gleaned wisdom from this book. (In many ways, just seeing how difficult of a topic this is within Christianity helps me to make sense of it all!) Each scholar gives two contributions to this work. At some points, the dialogue is fierce. It makes for a good read, especially if you're looking for a book that can enter you into the conversation. Though there is still widespread disagreement about the nature of postmodern theology, it helps just to know that this is the case. In many ways, this book shows just how little people understand one another. I don't think that Christianity is incompatible with postmodern philosophy. However, it "is" incompatible with certain schools of thought within Christian theology. Thinkers like Merold Westphal, James Smith, and Kevin Vanhoozer provide very clear and articulate explanations for how postmodern philosophy can be a friend (not a foe) in honor of the church.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    Are Christianity and Postmodernism compatible? Turns out that it depends on how you define the terms. 12 interesting essays, but despite the editor's best efforts, they continue to talk past each other. The writers are either philosophers or theologians, primarily from the Reformed tradition. Are Christianity and Postmodernism compatible? Turns out that it depends on how you define the terms. 12 interesting essays, but despite the editor's best efforts, they continue to talk past each other. The writers are either philosophers or theologians, primarily from the Reformed tradition.

  3. 5 out of 5

    James Wheeler

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    Kathy Fu

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mark Acheson

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tim Randall

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