books about: postmodernism
Is Jesus the Only Savior?
James R. Edwards
Eerdmans Pub Co
In this timely book for believers, inquirers, and skeptics alike, James R. Edwards faces head-on the question of whether or not Jesus is indeed the sole savior of the world. After tracing the currents of modernity from the Enlightenment to the Jesus Seminar, Edwards contends that the assumptions of the most skeptical historical-Jesus scholars are no more intellectually defensible than the claims of faith. He then assembles extensive support to ...
hope//fully Publishing, 2012
www.scottevans.ie For me and for many people in the Western world, the God of Christianity has been portrayed as an old man in the sky with a stick waiting to punish those who enjoy life and the idea we've been given of holiness is a lifestyle of repression and self-denial in the hopes that one day we can get wings, sit on the clouds and sing songs for all eternity about a God that they're secretly terrified of. But what if that's because ...
Conviction Versus Mercy
Mount Bethel Publishing, 2013
Many Christians tend to emphasize either conviction or mercy in their lives but not both. This book emphasizes the importance of merging the two to be truly Christlike. Though combining mercy and conviction has always been a challenge throughout history, it is especially difficult now as our culture is increasingly affected by a Postmodern worldview and the backlash against it.
Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian
Book by White, Heath
Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching
A Groundbreaking Resource for Preaching If the church wishes to converse effectively with a culture, it must learn the culture’s language. Today, shifts in technology mean that language is increasingly one of symbols and metaphors, stories and images—not words. So what does this mean for the sermon, that long-standing, word-based tradition of Christianity? In this ground-breaking resource, bestselling author Leonard Sweet offers an ...
Reality Isn't What It Used to Be
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Anderson reveals the reality of postmodernism in politics, popular culture, religion, literary criticism, art, and philosophy -- making sense of everything from deconstructionism to punk.
Ficciones (Spanish Edition)
Jorge Luis Borges
“Pensé en un laberinto de laberintos, en un sinuoso laberinto creciente que abarcara el pasado y el porvenir y que implicara de algún modo los astros”. —Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones es quizá el libro más reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges, compuesto por los libros El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan y Artificios , ambos considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgiano. Entre los cuentos que aquí se reúnen hay algunos ...
Forgotten Ways Handbook, The: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches
Brazos Press, 2009
In his bestselling missional book The Forgotten Ways , internationally known missional church expert Alan Hirsch offered a vision for the future growth of the church coming about by harnessing the power of the early church. Now The Forgotten Ways Handbook moves beyond theory to practice, offering ways for any missionally minded person to apply the ideas contained in The Forgotten Ways to their life and ministry. This intensely practical ...
Ficciones (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Jorge Luis Borges
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form—in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an ...
Postmodernism (Teach Yourself Educational)
Teach Yourself Books
Postmodernism embodies the idea that there are no new ideas to be invented - everything is borrowed from previous times and we live in a postmodern age. This is an introduction to the philosophy behind postmodernism for students or anyone who wishes to know more.
Madonna As Postmodern Myth: How One Star's Self-Construction Rewrites Sex, Gender, Hollywood and the American ...
McFarland & Company
Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates a greater cultural importance by analyzing her as a postmodern myth. This work examines how Madonna methodically discovered and constructed herself (often rewriting her past), the nature and extent of her ambition and the means she used to reach her goals. It also details the way in which she organized her own cult (borrowing from the gay community), devised her ...
The Truth about the Truth (New Consciousness Reader)
Walter Truett Anderson
Includes essays and excerpts from the works of prominent modern thinkers such as Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Isaiah Berlin among others.
The Trouble with the Truth: Balancing Truth and Grace
There’s a lot of talk today about “culture wars,” but these external conflicts are only a symptom of a deeper problem: there is trouble with the truth. Beneath our differences about the values that should define our culture is a real disagreement about what is true. Those who hold to the traditional beliefs of the Christian faith find themselves at odds with a culture that no longer believes there are universal spiritual or moral truths ...
Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance (S U N Y ...
State Univ of New York Pr, 2007
Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead's metaphysical system.
The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)
John D. Caputo
Indiana University Press
The Insistence of God presents the provocative idea that God does not exist, God insists, while God’s existence is a human responsibility, which may or may not happen. For John D. Caputo, God’s existence is haunted by "perhaps," which does not signify indecisiveness but an openness to risk, to the unforeseeable. Perhaps constitutes a theology of what is to come and what we cannot see coming. Responding to current critics of continental ...
Coming Back to Earth: From gods, to God, to Gaia
According to Lloyd Geering the doctrines of Incarnation and Trinity, which began as attempts to reflect the indwelling of God in human beings, were soon distorted to proclaim the reality of a sacred realm in the heavens. But the collapse of supernaturalism, he says, has produced a new and different pattern of reality: the self-creating universe, the self-evolving human species, and the emerging global consciousness. In light of these changes, he ...
Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture: Practical Help for Shaping Your Children's Hearts, Minds, and ...
Mary E. DeMuth
Harvest House Publishers
What is postmodernism? Is it good or bad? Does it have anything to do with being an effective, godly parent? With sensitivity, grace, and a passion to help families experience authentic, life–changing relationships with God, Mary DeMuth describes the new way people are processing truth. She reveals effective ways for parents to communicate with today’s kids: by developing relationships, by learning along with their kids, by creating a ...
50 Writers: An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories (Cultural Syllabus)
Academic Studies Press, 2011
The largest, most comprehensive anthology of its kind, this volume brings together significant representative stories from every decade of the twentieth century. It includes the prose of officially recognized writers and dissidents, both well-known and neglected or forgotten, plus new authors from the end of the century. The selections reflect the various literary trends and approaches to depicting reality in this era: traditional realism, ...
Telling the Truth
This thoughtful cultural analysis probes important turning-points of biblical theology, describes successful contemporary evangelism, and exposes readers to the strategy and practice of Christian thinkers who are reaching the postmodern world.
Jess: A Novel of Hell and Ecstasy
Dayton, Ohio. In a darkened alley behind a downtown strip-club, an old man is beaten to death by a group known locally as 'The Stripper Mafia.' Jess watches from the sidelines, appalled but unable to make herself intervene. Jess is an attractive woman. Not beautiful exactly, but striking. She stands out. People notice her, are drawn to her. Jess moves through the world, through life, like a whirlwind, and each person she ...
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