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Postmodern Times (Turning Point Christian Worldview Series) Paperback – 31 Dec 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Titles distributed by Christian Art Distributors (31 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891077685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891077688
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,149,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Gene Edward Veith Jr. (PhD, University of Kansas) is provost and professor of literature at Patrick Henry College and the director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He has been a columnist for World magazine and TableTalk, and is the author of a number of noted books on Christianity and culture, including God at Work.

Marvin Olasky (PhD, University of Michigan) is the editor in chief of World magazine, holder of the distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College, and senior fellow of the Acton Institute. He was previously a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, a Boston Globe reporter, and a Du Pont Company speechwriter. He is the author of twenty books and more than 3,500 articles. He and his wife, Susan, have four sons.

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The first few chapters of this book are great. They provide a down-to-earth introduction to postmodernism and how it is shaping culture. But throughout I just got the feeling that Veith was an alien to postmodern culture, trying to analyse it, yet trying to stay on the outside; trying to understand it, yet trying not to be "tainted" by it. The further I read, the more this perception appeared to be justified.
His message is that the church failed to respond to rationalistic modernism, and we should be grateful for the fact that postmodernism is now shutting up those who would question Christianity. However, he sees a real threat ahead, as people stop attacking, and just start ignoring Christianity. Although I disagree with his analysis of the church vs. modernism issue, I think he is correct here.
However, the remainder of the book is a total bemoaning the fate of the world if left in postmodernist hands. From about half way thorugh the book, he didn't seem to have anything new to say, and I really had to drag myself to the end of the book.
The last section of the book was supposed to be an application to Christians. But I found it had nothing to offer in the practical approach we should be taking to postmodernism. It just warns us to be a confronting and countering force. Veith is a modernist, stuck in modernist ways, and although he has a theoretical understanding of postmodernism, does not have a personal understanding of its approach nor of its goals.
I personally believe that the postmodern era holds an incredible amount for Christians, and that we should not shy away from it.
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Veith does an excellent job of relating details and examples from society to the prevailing ideals of postmodernism. Instead of delving deep into the history behind modernism and philosophy, as does Grenz's "A Primer to Postmodernism," a clearer is given of postmodernism, as well as reactions to it from both a Christian and especially Protestant viewpoint.
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Drawing from broad historical and classical emphasis, Veith narrows postmodernist ideology into a Christian orthodox perspective; not stopping there, he offers insightful approaches for assessing how postmodernism will continue to effect the American culture.
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Perhaps Veith's greatest contribution in this entire book is his acknowledgment of the paradoxical situation in which postmodernism finds itself. Postmodernism has claimed to be all about "no absolutes," and yet the "fact" of no absolutes is itself an absolute truth. Christians, in particular, can be comforted in this because it seems that the pendulum has swung as far away from God as it can go...It can only swing back. The hopelessness of no absolutes will bring back many who yearn for something more certain and more comforting. Here is Veith's positive assessment of a movement in thought that is often viewed with a great deal of negativity by many Christians. I highly recommed this book.
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This title is very good to get an easy to understanding of postmodernism and its relation with Christianity, I keep buying it to have for reference but is so useful I keep given it away.
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