Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

By Gene Edward Veith Jr., Series edited by Marvin Olasky

Postmodern Times

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Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

By Gene Edward Veith Jr., Series edited by Marvin Olasky

The modern era is over. Assumptions that shaped twentieth-century thought and culture, the bridges we crossed to this present moment, have blown up. The postmodern age has begun.

Just what is postmodernism? The average person would be shocked by its creed: Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist. These are social constructs. Human life has no special significance, no more value than animal or plant life. All social relationships, all institutions, all moral values are expressions and masks of the primal will to power.

Alarmingly, these ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Through society's influences, postmodernist ideas have seeped into films, television, art, literature, politics; and, without his knowing it, into the head of the average person on the street.

Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism. We must understand our times. Then, through the power that Christ gives, we can counter the prevailing culture and proclaim His sufficiency to our society's very points of need.

Part of the Turning Point Christian Worldview Series


Author:

Gene Edward Veith (PhD, University of Kansas) serves as the provost and professor of literature at Patrick Henry College, where he also oversees both academic affairs and student affairs. He previously worked as the culture editor of World magazine. Veith and his wife, Jackquelyn, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.


Specifications:

Category: Culture & Social Issues
Academic
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 256
ISBN-10: 0-89107-768-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-89107-768-8
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.91 ounces
Published: February 15, 1994