Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age

ISBN-10: 0830818561

ISBN-13: 9780830818563

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Description: Voted one of Christianity Today's 1996 Books of the Year!The carnivalesque, pluralistic culture in hich we live can be seen as a consequence of the breakdown of modernity (which touted itself as the "greatest show on earth"), combined with a recognition of the socially constructed character of reality.Since the old construction has been discredited and is in a process of decomposition, the season is open on the construction of new realities which are produced with the speed and ease of temporary circus tents being raised. Far from witnessing the erosion or even eclipse of religious belief that the Enlightenment so confidently predicted, the eclipse of the Enlightenment has resulted in a veritable smorgasbord of religions and worldviews for our consumption.So Richard Middleton and Brian Walsh colorfully describe our postmodern setting. In this book they survey postmodern culture and philosophy, offering lucid explanations of such difficult theories as deconstruction. They are sympathetic to the postmodern critique, yet believe that a gospel stripped of its modernist trappings speaks a radical word of hope and transformation to our chaotic culture.The book for those who wonder what postmodernism is and how biblical Christians might best respond.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/5/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
The Postmodern Condition
The Crisis of Our Times
Reality Isn't What It Used to Be
The Decentered Self
They Don't Tell Stories Like They Used ToInterlude
The Resources of Scripture
The Biblical Metanarrative
The Empowered Self
Reality Isn't What It's Meant to Be
The Hope of Our Times
Notes
Subject Index
Author Index
Scripture Index
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