HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Primer on Postmodernism by Stanley J.…
Loading...

A Primer on Postmodernism

by Stanley J. Grenz

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
560None17,787 (3.6)None
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 5 of 5
Grenz, Stanley, J.
  Vojta_V. | Apr 9, 2012 |
I have labelled myself as postmodern for years, and I will continue to explore its fascinations and conundrums.
  cmeatto | Jan 1, 2009 |
A great introduction to post-modernism. It is clear and concise. ( )
  w_bishop | Feb 25, 2008 |
Grenz’ book is a description of postmodernism. In it, he attempts to give a history and description of this philosophy. Chapters two and three describe postmodernism, chapters four and five describe the roots of postmodernism and the sixth chapter describes three of the main postmodern philosophers. It starts with an introductory chapter that sets out the objectives of the author and ends with his vision of a Christian response to post modernity.
One strength of this book is the final chapter that suggests how evangelical Christianity should deal with postmodernism. He points out the ties that evangelicalism has with modernism and raises some real concerns with that. He raises several valid points regarding an appropriate relationship between Christianity and postmodernism. While modernism was not a true friend to Christianity, neither is postmodernism.
One of the weaknesses of this work is that while he raises questions, he does not truly offer any answers. While society is definitely undergoing a paradigm shift, and believers need to understand and respond to that, postmodernity is not the answer. ( )
  PstTBG | Mar 4, 2007 |
A thoughtful, informed, and accessible introduction, A Primer on Postmodernism offers a Christian analysis and response to philosophical postmodernism. “The postmodern era,” Grenz observes, “has in effect replaced knowledge with interpretation,” having moved from “an objectivist to a constructionist outlook” (40). Grenz evaluates the thought of major postmodern theorists, such as Derrida, Foucault, and Rorty. Concluding that Christians must “explore the contours of the gospel in a postmodern context,” Grenz suggests a post-individualistic, post-rationalistic, post-dualistic, and post-noeticentric embodiment of the Christian message. Overall, Grenz offers a very valuable resource. A ( )
  bsanner | Jan 2, 2007 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802808646, Paperback)

Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:01:03 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
9 wanted1 pay2 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.6)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 18
3.5 3
4 23
4.5 1
5 5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,425,761 books! | Top bar: Always visible