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.
Erickson addresses these issues with characteristic discernment, clarity and evenhandedness, neither dismissing the insights of postmodern thought nor succumbing uncritically to its allure.
An important book for all who are concerned with commending Christian truth to the culture within which we live.
Part One: Backgrounds to Postmodernism
1. An Introduction to Postmodernism: Three Sketches
4. Nineteenth-Century Precursors to Postmodernism
5. Twentieth-Century Transitions to Postmodernism
Part Two: Major Intellectual Voices of Postmodernism
6. Jacques Derrida
7. Michel Foucault
8. Richard Rorty
9. Stanley Fish
Part Three: Evaluating Postmodernism
10. Positive Evaluation of Postmodernism
11. Negative Evaluation of Postmodernism
Part Four: Beyond Postmodernism
12. The Nature of Truth
13. Assessing the Truth
14. The Christian Story as Metanarrative
15. The Kingdom of God as Ultimate Community
16. Making the Transition to Postpostmodernism