Stanley Grenz charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory, and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century and then introduces readers to the gurus of the postmodern mind-set. What he offers here is truly an indispensable guide for understanding today's culture.
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Thought is evolving both culturally, environmentally, and philosophically. So many of our current views, such as the appeal of spy movies as opposed to westerns, is a function of the philosophical evolution of thought. This book introduces you to many of the important thinkers that have at least documented this evolution, and in some cases led it. I enjoyed the book, but I was left with the documentation/creation dichotomy which I'm sure is both irreducible and dependent upon the limitation of my knowledge and my ability to understand in the context of my natural and cultural limitations.
However, that's the point of postmodernism, which can be described as a chipping away at certainty, and an increase in humility. There is no actual black/white but only those shades of grey that are senses and our minds can apprehend or comprehend.
A good read, and Nadia May always gives real authority to a work..
This primer does what it sets out to. It gives a basic presentation of the postmodern era in light of its "mood" and philosophy, as well as the historical roots that gave birth to it. While his approach to engagement is debatable (ch 7), the rest is pretty well done.
This was a great way to grasp--at least partially--an understanding of the complex Postmodern ideal. The approach taken by the author was equal, fair, and unbiased to all different literary theories. I recommend every Contemporary Critic read this.
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The initial social assessment of postmodernism was not too helpful, enjoyed the reviews of the postmoderns, but the critique from a Christian perspective was weak and not very helpful. Seemed like he was trying to apply a few concepts to Christianity, but he mainly took an onto-theological approach, which is the main point of postmodernism.
Nadia May, sure! She is one of my favorite narrators. Grenz is Emergent.
No, though it is a poor example, being more propaganda than anything else.
As good as the others.
Scenes? That is a dumb question.
Of Emergent, by Emergent, and for Emergent.
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