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Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism

by Erickson, Millard J.

Baker 1998

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Overview

Postmodernism—with its denial of objective knowledge and its deconstruction of language—has become a major topic of discussion in academic circles everywhere. How are evangelical thinkers responding to this new trend?

In Postmodernizing the Faith, respected theologian Millard Erickson explores six evangelical responses—both positive and negative—to postmodernism and offers his own reaction to the movement. Erickson’s purpose is “to introduce readers to postmodernism, to sensitize them to the importance of the issues, and to show them some samples of differing evangelical responses.”

Following an introductory chapter describing postmodernism, Erickson presents the responses of three evangelicals who consider the movement incompatible with orthodox Christianity. Next, he details the thought of three evangelicals who believe “postmodernism is a development that needs to be accepted, and Christian theology done in light of it, and incorporating at least some of it.” In each chapter Erickson offers a judicious critique, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the particular view being discussed.

Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism is perfect for scholars, pastors, students, and theologians. The Logos edition of this volume is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your preferred translation, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Explores six evangelical responses to postmodernism
  • Highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the various views being discussed

Product Details

  • Title: Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism
  • Author: Millard J. Erickson
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 163

About Millard J. Erickson

Millard J. Erickson is a distinguished professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, BD from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, MA from the University of Chicago, and PhD from Northwestern University. He has served as a pastor and seminary dean and has taught at numerous schools, including Bethel University, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Baylor University.