Postmodern Metanarratives

Author: Décio Torres Cruz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137439734
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Postmodern Metanarratives from the Author: Décio Torres Cruz. Postmodern Metanarratives investigates the relationship between cinema and literature by analyzing the film Blade Runner as a postmodern work that constitutes a landmark of cyberpunk narrative and establishes a link between tradition and the (post)modern.

The Beauty Of The Faith

Author: Joseph D. Wooddell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606081950
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The Beauty Of The Faith from the Author: Joseph D. Wooddell. Nearly everyone finds beauty compelling, so Christian apologists should devise ways to present an "aesthetic Christian apologetic." Nearly all apologists admit that the beauty of a life well lived and the beauty of the Christian community (along with the use of media and the arts) are not only helpful for apologetics but essential in a postmodern culture. In fact, it is frustrating to see how many apologists mention the need for such an approach but go on devoting most of their energies to traditional approaches. This book is different. It clearly shows the pros and cons of traditional approaches and offers a fresh perspective as well, arguing that beauty is the most compelling apologetic, and suggesting ways to implement such an approach. It demonstrates how Western culture arrived in its current unfortunate situation and uses both Scripture and figures like Athenagoras and Jonathan Edwards to challenge current views on apologetics.


Author: Professor of English Director of Research and Director of the Kent Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131550460X
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Postmodernism from the Author: Professor of English Director of Research and Director of the Kent Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities Thomas Docherty. This reader provides a selection of articles and essays by leading figures in the postmodernism debate.

Comparative Criticism Volume 14 Knowledge And Performance

Author: E. S. Shaffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521431040
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Comparative Criticism Volume 14 Knowledge And Performance from the Author: E. S. Shaffer. Addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Reasons For Our Hope

Author: H. Wayne House
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433673649
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Reasons For Our Hope from the Author: H. Wayne House. In the light of the threats posed to Christianity by militant Islam, intolerant secularism, and widespread misinformation (The Da Vinci Code, the Jesus Seminar, etc.), the necessity of informed and articulate defense of the Christian faith today can hardly be contested. Reasons for Our Hope offers a sophisticated yet accessible guide to "destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and . . . taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5). The book's 31 chapters are divided into four sections: • Apologetics Methodologies and Systems - with chapters on worldviews, the tension between faith and reason, etc. • Apologetics in Scripture and in History - a look at apologetics in the Old and New Testaments, early church, middle ages, the Reformation, Enlightenment, and today. • Apologetic Problems - issues such as the value of philosophy, dealing with skepticism, the problem of evil, miracles, the Resurrection, etc. • How to Use Apologetics in Engaging the World - how to engage the Cultist, Secularist, Postmodernist, Muslim, and Eastern Mystic.

The Resources Of Rationality

Author: Calvin O. Schrag
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207333
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The Resources Of Rationality from the Author: Calvin O. Schrag. ÒSchrag has addressed the important problems put forth by thinkers ranging from Habermas to Lyotard and Deleuze and has confronted them openly and honestly. . . . This work will be useful to all who wonder what to do about the largely negative results of postmodern thought.Ó ÑJoseph C. Flay The Resources of Rationality addresses the postmodernist assault on the claim of reason and develops a refigured notion of rationality to meet the charges and challenges of postmodern thought. Calvin O. Schrag responds to the postmodernist indictment of the claims of reason by working out a fresh approach, which he calls Òthe transversal rationality of praxis.Ó With the concept of transversality as a binding theme, Schrag identifies and delineates the function of three powerful resources of reasonÑcritique, articulation, and disclosure. Cutting across multiple and changing discursive and social practices, transversal thinking, as delineated by Schrag, charts a new course between the classical and modern overdetermination of rationality and the dissolution of the rational subject in postmodern philosophy.

Christianity And The Postmodern Turn

Author: Myron B. Penner
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781441202512
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Christianity And The Postmodern Turn from the Author: Myron B. Penner. In our post-Cold War, post-colonial, post-Christian world, Western culture is experiencing a dramatic shift. Correspondingly, says Myron Penner, recent philosophy has taken a postmodern turn in which traditional concepts of reality, truth, language, and knowledge have been radically altered, if not discarded. Here James K.A. Smith, John Franke, Merold Westphal, Kevin Vanhoozer, Douglas Geivett, and R. Scott Smith respond to the question, "What perils and/or promises does the postmodern turn hold for the tasks of Christian thinkers?" Addressing topics such as the nature of rationality and biblical faith, the relationship of language to reality, and the impact of postmodern concerns on ethics, this book presents a variety of positions in vigorous dialogue with each other.

Postmodernism And The Environmental Crisis

Author: Arran Gare
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134802730
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Postmodernism And The Environmental Crisis from the Author: Arran Gare. Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis is the only book to combine cultural theory and environmental philosophy. In it, Arran Gare analyses the conjunction between the environmental crisis, the globalisation of capitalism and the disintegration of the culture of modernity. It explains the paradox of growing concern for the environment and the paltry achievements of environmental movements. Through a critique of the philosophies underlying approaches to the environmental crisis, Arran Gare puts forward his own, controversial theory of a new postmodern world view. This would be the foundation for the environmental movement to succeed. Arran Gare's work will be a vital reading for advanced students of environmental studies, as well as for environmental philosophers and cultural theorists.

The Postmodern Condition

Author: Jean-François Lyotard
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816611737
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The Postmodern Condition from the Author: Jean-François Lyotard. In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.

Making Theory Constructing Art

Author: Daniel Herwitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226328928
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Making Theory Constructing Art from the Author: Daniel Herwitz. Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in the creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Here, Daniel examines and critiques the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of art theory. Spurred by the theoretical claims of Arthur Danto, a leader in the philosophy of the avant-garde, Herwitz reexamines the art and theory of major figures in the avant-garde movement including John Cage, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and Andy Warhol.