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Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church

Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church

James K. A. Smith

| Baker Academic | 2006

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The philosophies of French thinkers Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault form the basis for postmodern thought and are seemingly at odds with the Christian faith. However, James K. A. Smith contends that their ideas have been misinterpreted.

The award-winning Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? is the first book in the Church and Postmodern Culture series. In an introduction and four fulsome chapters, Smith unpacks the primary philosophical impulses behind postmodernism, demythologizes its myths, and demonstrates its affinity with core Christian claims. Each of his accessible chapters includes an opening discussion of a recent representative film and a closing “tour” of a postmodern church in case study form—with particular application to the growing “emerging church” conversation.

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  1. Church and Postmodern Culture Series (7 vols.)