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Truth or Consequences The Promise and Perils of Postmodernism

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ISBN-10: 0830826572

ISBN-13: 9780830826575

Edition: 2001

Authors: Millard J. Erickson

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A 2002 Christianity Today Book of the Year!Postmodernism.The term slowly filtered into our vocabularies about three decades ago and now permeates most discussions of the humanities. Those who tout the promises and perils of this twentieth-century intellectual movement have filled many a bookshelf. And in a previous book, Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism, Millard J. Erickson provided his own summary of several evangelical responses--both positive and negative--to the movement. Now in this book Erickson offers his own promised in-depth analysis and constructive response.- What are the intellectual roots of postmodernism?- Who are its most…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) has served as a pastor and seminary dean and has taught at several schools, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Western Seminary (Portland and San Jose), and Baylor University. He has also held numerous visiting professorships, both in the United States and internationally, and is the author of many books, including Christian Theology.

Preface
Backgrounds to Postmodernism
An Introduction to Postmodernism: Three Sketches
Premodernism
Modernism
Nineteenth-Century Precursors to Postmodernism
Twentieth-Century Transitions to Postmodernism
Major Intellectual Voices of Postmodernism
Jacques Derrida
Michel Foucault
Richard Rorty
Stanley Fish
Evaluating Postmodernism
Positive Evaluation of Postmodernism
Negative Evaluation of Postmodernism
Beyond Postmodernism
The Nature of Truth
Assessing the Truth
The Christian Story as Metanarrative
The Kingdom of God as Ultimate Community
Making the Transition to Postpostmodernism
Indexes