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Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World [Paperback]

By Timothy R. Phillips (Editor) & Dennis L. Okholm (Editor)
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Evangelicals are beginning to provide analyses of our postmodern society, but little has been done to suggest an effective apologetic strategy for reaching a culture that is pluralistic, consumer-oriented and infatuated with managerial and therapeutic approaches to life. This, then, is the first book to address that vital task.

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Evangelicals are beginning to provide analyses of our postmodern society, but little has been done to suggest an effective apologetic strategy for reaching a culture that is pluralistic, consumer-oriented, and infatuated with managerial and therapeutic approaches to life. This, then, is the first book to address that vital task. In these pages some of evangelicalism's most stimulating thinkers consider three possible apologetic responses to postmodernity. William Lane Craig argues that traditional evidentialist apologetics remains viable and preferable. Roger Lundin, Nicola Creegan and James Sire find the postmodern critique of Christianity and Western culture more challenging, but reject central features of it. Philip Kenneson, Brian Walsh and J. Richard Middleton, on the other hand, argue that key aspects of postmodernity can be appropriated to defend orthodox Christianity. An essential feature are trenchent chapters by Ronald Clifton Potter, Dennis Hollinger and Douglas Webster considering issues facing the local church in light of postmodernity. The volumes editors and John Stackhouse also add important introductory essays that orient the reader to postmodernity and various apologetic strategies. All this makes for a book indispensable for theologians, a wide range of students and reflective pastors.

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Studio: IVP Academic
Pages   238
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.97" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2000
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
Edition  Print-On-Demand  
ISBN  083081860X  
ISBN13  9780830818600  

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More About Timothy R. Phillips & Dennis L. Okholm

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Timothy R. Phillips served as associate professor of theology at Wheaton College prior to his death in October 2000. Dennis L. Okholm professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University. Together they coedited "The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals and Postliberals in Conversation," "More Than One Way?," and "Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World."

Timothy R. Phillips currently resides in the state of Illinois. Timothy R. Phillips was born in 1950.

Timothy R. Phillips has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Counterpoints

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A Decent Introduction to a Difficult Topic  Jun 23, 2000
Necessarily the idea that "objective truth" does not exist is going to strike a bitter chord with most Christians. I believe this book does a fine job of introducing the thinking Christian to what postmodernism truly is (not the denial of "truth" per se, but the denial that claims to truth can be made from an objective standpoint) and why the Christian should be concerned about it.

Of the essays in the book, James Sire's and Philip Kenneson's do the best work in representing either side of the view. Sire argues that postmodernism is nothing but relativism in a new package and should be treated accordingly. Kenneson argues that claims to "truth" are not necessarily wrong, but that we need to examine the method by which we arrive at those claims.

In the end, I'm sure, it is Sire's opinion that will be adopted by the vast majority of readers if only because it is a familiar one that most (if not all) Christians have been reared on. It's a shame that Kenneson will probably be dismissed as being "merely a relativist" simply because he is honest regarding the human condition--specifically its inability to interpret experiences apart from the experiences themselves. The model of thought he provides frees the church of the burden of "proving the truth" and instead allows it to return to its original mission of "living the truth."

Uneven Quality, but some good essays  Apr 9, 2000
Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World is a compilation of essays addressing the question, How should Christians do apologetics in light of the new and unfamiliar challenges of postmodern culture and philosophy? The essays are radically uneven in quality, from Philip D. Kenneson's excellent and groundbreaking "There's No Such Thing as Objective Truth, and It's a Good Thing, Too" to the mediocre and laughably ethnocentric "Christian Apologetics in the African-American Grain" by Ronald Potter. Of the 11 articles, only three merit the reader's attention. First, "Politically Incorrect Salvation" by William Lane Craig is a well-done defense of evidentialist apologetics in the face of the overwhelmingly presuppositional bent of postmodernism. The central idea of his essay is that the church must maintain its claim of particularism, in opposition to the gospel of tolerance propounded by the postmoderns with their distaste for metanarratives. Second, James Sire's "On Being a Fool for Christ and an Idiot for Nobody: Logocentricity and Postmodernity" is likewise a frontal attack on the anti-metanarrative mindset of postmodernism. Sire argues that Christians must stress their logocentricity in contrast to the pomos but must also provide subjective apologetical testimony to back up their arguments for logocentricity. His essay seeks a rapprochement between modernism and postmodernism. Third, the aforementioned essay by Philip Kenneson, the best in the book, in my opinion, directly applies the insights of postmodernism to Christian faith. Kenneson uses Sire as a foil for his argument and has quite a penchant for strawman construction; he woefully misrepresents Sire's plea for ontological realism as an argument for epistemological realism. Likewise, Kenneson underestimates the extent to which postmoderns like Rorty are actually adherents to ontological relativism, which Sire correctly denounces as self-defeating. But, overall, Kenneson's essay is very good.

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