For example, why are so many rejecting modernism and embracing postmodernism? The change in our culture is impacting every aspect of our lives, from private to public, religious and philosophical, to day to day living. While we are reminded that it is hard to identify our own worldview and be somewhat objective about our culture, we must put forth that effort or Christianity will never have the transforming influence on the world that God has in mind.
White mentions three general concerns that Christians have with postmodernism: the moral concern—tends towards relativism, the evangelistic concern—knowing something about postmodernism will help communicate to postmoderns without changing the message, and the theological concern—a time to rethink and develop new ways of teaching what Christianity is all about.
Postmodernism A First Course for the Curious Christian by Heath White
Reading this book gives you a basic understanding of postmodernism and deals with six areas that are so crucial in understanding its impacts: ethics, self, language, knowledge, culture, and history. After all, how many of them have your best interest at heart? Society has to determine that. I agree with White that postmodernism is a big deal because it involves a worldview shift. It affects what people think on so many topics. I also agree, contrary to what some have said, postmodernism is not a flash in the pan, and that modernism with its rational, logical and scientific approach is not likely to return, though those things will never totally leave us.
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He then describes what postmodernism means to our view of self, language, thought, the search for knowledge, and culture. White invites Christians who otherwise might have avoided postmodern theorizing into this important dialogue with questions for further thought after each chapter and suggestions for future reading. This book is ideal for students as well as curious pastors and lay readers. Heath White Ph. What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next hours.
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