books about: postmodernism
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 10)
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Post-Nuclear Philosophical Fallout
If, as William Barrett once remarked, existentialism is "philosophy for the atomic age," then the atomic age's look into the future - by way of Jean-Francois Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition - is nothing short of a nightmarish vision of what post-nuclear philosophy would be like. If the Cold War was ultimately the product of two totalizing visions - the two remaining totalizing visions of the ...
They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations
Tough Words for the Church, But We Need to Hear Them
This book grew on me as I was reading it. Dan Kimball has a passion to win people for Christ, but he is very sensitive about what non-Christians say about the church. He is concerned that sometimes, Christians come across as judgmental, narrow minded, homophobic, right wing Republican, and cliquish. He notes that most people he talks to in coffee shops like Jesus, and that they think highly of ...
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Oxford University Press, USA
Butler touches on all aspects of PM thought/aesthetics in; literature, architecture, art theory etc. and nails it right on the head. It is fair to say, as some reviewers pointed out below, that he is certainly not a cheerleader for PM theory. He shows no mercy and points out all of the glaring contradictions of PM dogma as he sees them. (And so much the better, considering that much writing ...
The Humanistic Tradition, Book 6: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Global Perspective
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Interdisciplinary in approach and topical in focus, the sixth edition of The Humanistic Tradition continues to bring to life humankind's creative legacy. With more than 800 illustrations and some 150 literary sources in accessible translations, this widely acclaimed humanities survey takes a global perspective that is at once selective and engaging, and helps students better understand the relationship between world cultures. Available in ...
Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be
Made some good points
The book is unnecessarily difficult to read; it contains substantial awkward language coupled with some pointless small talk, which together interferes with clearly explaining their positions and those of the "emergents". However, if one has the fortitude to persevere, some good information can be gleaned regarding both positions. To their credit, they are tackling what seems to me to be a very ...
The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change
Ask ten academics about what to call our present fin-de-siecle epoch and you'll get ten different labels, but "postmodernism" seems always the default term. Although it's twelve years old, Harvey's book is the best I've read about the pluralistic fabric we daily inhabit. It's edifyingly reader-friendly (especially compared to some of the Franco-drunk rhetoricians out there trying to get a handle ...
ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church
Let's "ReJesus" the Church!
ReJesus, by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, is a book about seriously studying the Gospels in order to reform the Church into the image of Jesus Christ. Too often, especially in the USA, the Church has been made into the image of predominant culture. The same can be said of Jesus Himself. We create God in our image. in ReJesus Frost and Hirsch confront us with the Jesus of the Gospels, who is ...
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Duke University Press
Being an engineer, I prefer not to be carried away with my use of words, but this book just makes, channels the reader talk, think, again talk on it in the ways he/she is not very used to. Nevertheless, this is a good exercise in the broadest sense of the word for everybody. It should be so actively read that I can even recommend it to those who would like to lose weight.
The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches
An excellent and invaluable resource for the Missional church
It's difficult to think of a more influential voice in the missional church movement at this than Alan Hirsch. Maybe his writing partner Mike Frost? Their books have not only defined the questions we need to be asking about church in our time and context but gone a long way towards providing the answers. The Forgotten Ways Handbook is a crucial piece of that. The original volume, The ...
The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church
Keys to untapping missional energy
THE FORGOTTEN WAYS: REACTIVATING THE MISSIONAL CHURCH By Alan Hirsch Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006 The Forgotten Ways explores what Alan Hirsch maintains are the basic elements of what makes a missional movement. Similar to Exiles and The Shaping of Things to Come, he critiques institutionalism in church life and over-reliance on church growth models, suggesting we need broader and more ...
Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities
W. W. Norton & Company
Author Review - EXCELLENT!
Narrative Therapy by Jill Freedman & Gene Combs is perhaps one of the best theraputic books I have read. As an author and human services worker, I am always looking for titles that will help me assist client's with their needs. That said, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to work through problems such as depression, anger and societal connections. I highly recommend this book - the ...
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
University of Minnesota Press
You blew it off in grad school, now go back and read it....
Why? Because your critical theory seminar was probably oversimplifying, and you're missing out on a radical piece of performance in book form. Thousand Plateaus is not 400 pages about rhizomes or nomads. That's just the vocabulary. And, I disagree with some of the other reviews here. It's not a torture to read; it's just not talking down to you. It's put together like a large circular ...
After Modern Art 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
Oxford University Press, USA
Good book !
i really enjoy reading the Oxford History of Art books. all of them are very informative and easy to read. i go to art school and these are the books are what we use as text books, so i highly recomend it !
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology
W. W. Norton & Company
From my textbook to my favorite read.
This was one of my assigned texts for an English class I took. At the time I didn't even know what Postmodernism was, but this book changed all that and more. Now I love Postmodernism and have bought and read many of the books from which this collection has exerpts from. From Postmodern theory to classic postmodern stories, this book kept me interested through it all. I love this book and have ...
How (Not) to Speak of God - Marks of the Emerging Church
postmodern (de/re)construction of christianity
This is probably in the top five books I've ever read and probably one of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, disturbing, maddening, and wonderful books of theology I've come across (and I've read many). While able to wade through the waters of post-modern theory and criticism with great adeptness, Rollins does more than present a mere deconstruction of modern Christianity. Instead, he ...
Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty
"Liquid Times" offers a brilliant series of thoughts about postmodern life by master philosopher/sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. This accessible book succinctly introduces the reader to Mr. Bauman's theories about the passage from the "solid" phase of welfare statism to the "liquid" phase of neoliberalism which have rightly earned the author international acclaim and recognition, particularly among ...
I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus
A Must Read
There are only a few books that I make my leaders read, this is one of them. I think it is the best book on the disgusting word of evangelism. Many of me and my friends have such issues with evangelism because of our post-modern viewpoints and I Once Was Lost gave me a framework for helping my friends without making me sick to my stomach because of it's lack of relational intelligence and ...
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications
D. A. Carson
Academic but engaging
I have never enjoyed a dense philosophical text as much as this one. Carson does an amazing job in this book with a penetrating analysis of some of the foundations of the emergent church (I use the term "foundations" deliberately, as postmodernism can be characterized by anti-foundationalism). Carson uses the term "epistemology" (how we know what we know, if anything) in enough contexts and ...
A Primer on Postmodernism
Stanley J. Grenz
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
I found Grenz's book to be very helpful in my quest to understand postmodern philosophy. It is well written in a clear and concise manner. Hugh R. Stone Philosophy instructor
In Defense of Lost Causes
Excellent contemporary philosophical musings.
I was very happy with this book. It's great to see a prominent intellectual carrying the banner of psychoanalysis in this decade - it is much needed and quite illuminating. You almost, ALMOST tire of the pop culture references, but there is no question that Zizek is operating in the realm of 'the philosophy of pop' rather than pop philosophy. I found this to be a book of great substance and ...
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