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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The death of God and the promise of the Superhuman signify the death of humanity. Despite the book’s length, it is pretty thorough. Jul 22, Rob rated it really liked it. Nov 03, Daniel Rodger rated it it was amazing. Worship and Liturgy Sacraments and Rites.

Schleiermacher and Wittgenstien turned modern philosophy from strict epistemology to linguistics, grounding meaning if it can be had in shared vocabulary. I actually wish he would’ve made this chapter longer and more detailed If you, like me, have struggled to understand post-modernism then this book is for you.

A Primer on Postmodernism. In the end, he envisions a Nietzschean genealogy of things that analyzes the shifting configurations of knowledge and power.

A Primer on Postmodernism by Stanley J. Grenz

The end result was the same as Enlightenment but the method of obtaining it simplifies everything. New Dimensions in Theory and Practice.

We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. This book is a bit trying and lacks some of the depth that I would have enjoyed from Grenz. Christian Living Grief and Suffering. Westminster Theological Journal “Grenz’s book is well-written in an engaging style that enables the reader to navigate through the ambiguous and disconcerting waters of postmodernism. In the conclusion, he outlines where Christians should disagree with postmodernism with regard to the lack of one metanarrative to tie all local narratives together and where they ought to agree with postmodernism i.


Yeah, and then there’s Wesley who’s running off with a mysterious Native American in the end. Grenz does not fall into the typical evangelical jeremiad of lamenting every fruit of postmodernism. They are much more interested in interpreted texts.

Even the author suggests reading postmoderhism book this way in the foreword, if you want to avoid the philosophical terminology and concepts that can stimulate migraines in the philosophically semi-initiated like myself. He argues that it truly arises out of a desire to domesticate and control the past in order to validate postmodenism present structures.

Chapters 5 and 6 are worth their weight in gold. Jan 27, Jason Leonard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 22, Gary rated it really liked it.

A Primer on Postmodernism

Really enjoyed this book. As Descartes split the subjective self from the objective world, Bacon’s creation of empirical method to bridge the two, and Newton’s mechanistic description of an ordered universe created the pursuit of a universal worldview, the God’s eye perspective. This entry has no external links.

Modernism is a movement in art and to a lesser extent, philosophy. Postmodernism is the refusal to accept a single narrative and it is an erosion of the old certainties of postmoderniem past and in its place grena a cynical ironic perspective which tries to be playful but really is a front for crass superficiality.


Their son, Joel was born in Munich in Not that it postjodernism matters to the perspective of what it actually addresses. There’s something about having a non-expert staney theologian in this case explaining philosophy so that a general audience can understand it.

Foucault, Derrida, and Rorty. A good summary of postmodernism, centered around the narrow aim of ensuring that none of its ideas affect Christian faith. If it stood in the way of progress it was not relative.

This is a taste of postmodernity. Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape.

I like that Grenz leaves us with very little prescriptions in the end.

What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Grenz observes, moreover, that the postmodern shift in focus back to one’s role in the community should be welcome in Evangelical Christianity, which, through modernism, has tended to focus too much on the individual knower having right beliefs and not enough on having a loving community.

Jun 07, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Science of Religion and Theology: In the newer Star Trek sthere is ethnic diversity, a diversity of skills and stories, and a new emphasis on emotion. An excellent introduction to postmodernism.