Chris Terry Nelson at Disruptive Grace has a great quotation from Bruce McCormack explaining why what many call “postmodernism” isn’t that at all. It’s really Romanticism or subjectivism or late modernism. If you’re in my Adult Catechism Class at OURC close your eyes and plug your ears because I’m about to give away the lesson for this week.The lynchpin (the major premise) for the entire emerging/emergent complex of movements is that “We live in a postmodern world.” Really? What if it’s not not true? What if the postconservative evangelicals are just making things up, baptizing their tendency to Romanticism and religious subjectivism (QIRE) with the waters of a misnamed and misunderstood cultural and intellectual phenomenon that allows them to exacerbate a tendency, without accountability, that has been present from the beginning of modern evangelicalism in the 18th century
For more on this see my essay in Reforming or Conforming? and especially the trail of footnotes which leads to some important literature on this topic.