Church and Postmodern Culture Series (7 vols.)
by 7 authors Bell, Daniel M., Jr., Raschke, Carl, Benson, Bruce Ellis, Ward, Graham, Smith, James K. A., Westphal, Merold, Caputo, John D.
Baker Academic 2006–2013
The seven-volume Church and Postmodern Culture Series features high-profile theorists in continental philosophy and contemporary theology writing for a broad, nonspecialist audience interested in the impact of postmodern theory on the faith and practice of the church. This collection is assembled by a variety of contemporary theorists and uses insights from Deleuze, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Augustine, Irenaeus, Aquinas, and others to bring different angles to answer the many questions dealing with postmodernism and its impact on ecclesial practice.
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- Contains clear and concise exposition
- Provides insights from some of the best postmodern scholarship
- Compares and contrasts capitalism and Christianity
- Analyzes the arts as Christian worship
Praise for the Print Edition
[This] series is not just a good idea; it is actually essential. If mission, liturgy, and pastoral care are to be effective today, then churches need a better understanding of so-called postmodern culture as something to be reckoned with and sometimes resisted. Increasingly, there is an educated interest in religion, but there is also a need to be well-informed about postmodern thought and its very complex relation both to postmodern culture (to which it is often actually hostile) and to religion. Again the need is for a critical appreciation—not dismissal and not empty adulation. This new series aims to provide this in an accessible manner. I am convinced that the main ideas of postmodernism are actually not as ‘difficult’ as people suppose and that a clear and simple presentation of them actually assists wider cultural discussion. An additional purpose of the series is to introduce to a wider audience theologies that are already trying critically to assimilate the postmodern turn. Since some of these, for example radical orthodoxy, are intensely focused on the importance of ‘church,’ it is crucial that this occur. Although it is already happening, it needs to crystallize. This new series may be just the thing to bring it about.
—John Milbank, professor of religion, politics, and ethics, University of Nottingham
- GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn by Carl Raschke
- The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens by Graham Ward
- What Would Jesus Deconstruct? The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church by John D. Caputo
- Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church by James K. A. Smith
- Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church by Merold Westphal
- The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World by Daniel M. Bell Jr.
- Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship by Bruce Ellis Benson