The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age

By Millard J. Erickson

The Postmodern World

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The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age

By Millard J. Erickson

In both subtle and distinct ways, postmodernism has permeated American life, becoming a part of our schools, our TV shows, our churches, our conversations, and even our own thinking. How often have we said or heard, "Do what you want, but don't push your values on me," or "You live your life, and I'll live mine"?

Its sheer pervasiveness demands that we ask: Is there anything wrong with postmodernism, or with the tolerance, pluralism, individualism, and casualness that it promotes?

With compelling illustrations from current events and everyday life, as well as his customary sound analysis, Millard Erickson equips discerning evangelical Christians not only to understand and recognize the phenomenon of postmodernism but to deal with its effects in a relevant, biblically minded way. As he unearths its evolution, he forcefully reveals postmodernism's inherent problems and its incoherence with the teachings of God's Word. He also unveils the greatest areas of concern for Christians and gives people the tools they need to respond more wisely, believe more certainly, and discern more soundly in this confusing age.


Author:

Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) is distinguished professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a leading evangelical spokesman and the author of numerous volumes, including the classic text Christian Theology.


Specifications:

Category: Culture & Social Issues
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
ISBN-10: 1-58134-342-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-342-7
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 6.3 ounces
Published: February 28, 2002