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A Primer On Postmodernism Paperback – Feb 6 1996
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From the Back Cover
From the Academy to Pop Culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture.
About the Author
Stanley J. Grenz was Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Professor of Theological Studies at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington, prior to his death in 2004. He authored a number of books, including "What Christians Really Believe & Why"; and "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective".
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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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This is probably the best book I've read to understand postmodernism and it's imact upon the church. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002 by J. W. Handley
This is the most lucid and complete introductory discussion of postmodernism that I have read. His discussion is helpful and accesable. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2001 by Stanford Gibson
This is the best overview I have seen, summarizing a good variety of strands of thought that comprise postmodernism, including elements from both philosophy and science. Read morePublished on May 26 1999
I was forced to read this book for Philosophy class and it has scarred me for life. There aren't any pictures or anything. I finished a 1,000 word paper on it too. Read morePublished on April 20 1999
A Primer on Postmodernism is a helpful introduction to postmo culture and some of its leading thinkers (Rorty, Derrida and Foucault). Read morePublished on Aug. 23 1998 by email@example.com
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