A Primer on Postmodernism. Front Cover. Stanley J. Grenz. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 22, – pages. BOOK REVIEWS. Stanley J. Grenz, A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids,. Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,. , xii+ A Primer on Postmodernism has ratings and 61 reviews. Strp said: I hadn’t expected the Christian angle, especially not an evangelical one. Since this.

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Grenz’s treatment is even handed.

The last chapter discusses an Evangelical response; until that chapter I had no clue in the text Grenz was writing for Christians but seemed to be presenting a history of philosophical primet pertinent to postmodernism. Account Options Sign in.

I think I can understand the main thrust of postmodernism a little better now; postmodernist insist no meta-narratives exist while avoiding proclaiming poetmodernism in order to self-referentially undercut their position. However, along with these positive elements, there is an overarching failure of the postmodern understanding of the world: The challenge to local church is that an emerging generation may come and hear what is being said, but they will believe, and even practice, a way of life that is a contradiction to Christian doctrine.

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There’s also an epsiode which I fail to remember the title of, where a female con artist keeps an entire planet as hostage by scaring them with apocalyptic doom unless they fulfill her requests.


Not that it really matters to the perspective of what it actually addresses. The most interesting part of the book was the last chapter entitled “The Gospel and the Postmodern Context”, where he explains how evangelicals should minister in the post modern age.

Grenz No preview available – If you are just starting research on the topic, this is not a postmdernism book to start with.

George Karuvelil – – Zygon 47 2: Hans Urs von Bal Radio and the Renaissance of Preaching Jolyon P. Word games and community have replaced universal meta-narratives. Foucault engages in the study of human sciences.

Hiett – – Asian Philosophy 5 2: Because knowledge is embedded in the world, it is involved in the power struggles and clashes that take place. A good summary of dtanley, centered around the narrow aim of ensuring that none of its ideas affect Christian faith.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. He cites Pascal in noting the limits of human use of reason in matters of faith.

Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church. The lingering question of Grenz’s work is simple: Still, I wonder why they even bother to write, seeing how the concepts they seem to be pushing can’t, in their view, mean anything of importance sganley articulating a ppostmodernism.

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Grenz believes that most postmoderns have given up on the notion of truth and don’t even look for it in the world. Want to Read saving….


Eerdmans PublishingFeb 6, – Philosophy – pages 8 Reviews https: Grenz cleverly takes us into the movement c. Finally, he ends the book with a valuable Evangelical assessment of postmodernism.

This attitude was probably inspired by the English philosopher Francis Bacon.

Glenn Ward – – Mcgraw-Hill. A Primer on Postmodernism. If it stood in the in of progress it was not relative. I think I’m more a modernist of the s kind.

A Primer on Postmodernism

He argues that it truly arises out of a desire to domesticate and control the past in order to validate the present structures. That’s the problem with a lecture series, sometimes each lecture is marvelous in itself, but overall the listener doesn’t connect the pieces thematically.

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Following Nietzsche, Foucault reverses this assumption by giving priority to the specific and special rather than the general and universal. Structuralism argued that language gdenz very much a socially constructed phenomenon, not an individual one. Language is socially constructed say Fouc Grenz wrote a solid intro to postmodernism, it deserves four stars. The latter book is better written then this one. It was good to get a summary on this.