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  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Wm.B. Eerdman's Publishing (Feb. 6 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802808646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802808646
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By armchair adventurer on Feb. 10 2011
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Over the past few months I've been devouring books and lectures on modern philosophical thought and this book has by far been the broadest and most accessible for a neophyte such as myself. I first listened to the audio version of this book then bought the printed version for more concentrated study. Don't let the fact that this book was written to enlighten a christian audience on the subject of Postmodernism dissuade you from giving it a chance, only the introduction and last chapter even bring that to the readers attention, the rest of the book is pure presentation of the major thinkers ideas, written lucidly by an extremely knowledgable teacher. I doubt you'll find better value on this subject.
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Dr. Grenz always seems to write in an enjoyable, clear fashion. He has done this again in "A Primer On Postmodernism". This book discusses the worldview that our society is has left (modernism) and then relates this to our present worldview (post-modernism). Dr. Grenz helps the reader to see how Christian thought can not only survey within this post-modern world, but actually thrive. By beinging to understand what post-modernism is we can relate the truth of the gospel to it, we merely need to consider what parts of the gospel best relate to post-modern thought and then points our good news out to the post-modern world. Dr. Grenz helps to make this possible but explaining why we should not fear post-modern thought and displaying how we can use it in benefical manners.
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I think Grenz did a wonderful job in presenting postmodernism. Not only does he deal with the philosophical aspect, but also the broad cultural parts of postmodernism. This is the book that got me started on philosophy. I still agree with nearly everything in the book, and find it refreshing that an orthodox prostestant Christian can appreciate the good parts of postmodernism, while, at the same time, weeding out the improper parts. However, there was one "problem." Grenz seems to be a premillenialist. That seems to affect, most of all, his conclusion, which, I think, was not as good as the rest of the book. When one is a premillenialist, I don't think that his philosophy so naturally tries to "spoil the Egyptians."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 21 1999
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I liked his take on our age, but for my taste, it was written from too much of a religious orientation. I found Postmodernism for Beginners more entertaining, with insightful reviews of major postmodern thinkers and tinkerers and tricksters.
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This is one of the most accessible books on postmodernism (PM) available. While other authors become almost unintelligible when discussing PM, this fellow remains clear and fairly concise. For those that are new to the concepts of PM or are especially interested the philosophies and philosophers of modernism and PM, this is an excellent book. The early chapters lay down the groundwork for some well-considered conclusions towards the middle and end of the book.
The features of the book that I thought could have been better were the rather slow build-up of the story, and lack of connections to PM art, film and architecture. Nevertheless, a great book on a tricky subject.
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Is a good book to read if you're searching to (and, I know this is ironic) nail down postmodernism to a few tenets you can understand. Provides the necessary framework to understand the topic when it comes up-- and, at the same time, Grenz does a good job of sifting out the negatives of the movement while pointing to the opporutunties it holds for Christianity to communicate to this culture.
Does not contain much info at all an literature, art, and architecture, which are the main purveyors of the movement. Then, again, by the time most of us in the Church catch wind of anything like PM it's already in the rear-view mirror for most of society, anyway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Handley on Dec 11 2002
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This is probably the best book I've read to understand postmodernism and it's imact upon the church. Grenz is highly readable and immensely insightful in making plain the complexities and realities of our day.
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