The Proper Response To Postmodernism

There is a good deal of talk in contemporary evangelicalism about the rise, nature, and effect of so-called “postmodernism,” a movement in architecture, literature, philosophy, and religion associated with a circle of French writers such as Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. In some circles this movement is thought to be a threat to Christianity. Other wings of evangelicalism, such as the emergent and emerging movements, see postmodernity as a boon to Christianity and seek to adapt Christianity to it.

There is an alternative approach that is both more faithful to historic Christianity and more effective. Read more»

R. Scott Clark, “On Being Truly Postmodern,” Heidelblog | November 18, 2008

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  1. I don’t understand a little, what is that “human autonomy”. This is just an impossible thing from the view of science, philosophy and, of course, true religion.

    Germans come to deny the atonement because they adopted false socinian views on accommodation (about this see the book “The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany Interpretation and the Enlightenment” by Hoon J. Lee).

    May be it sounds too rationalistic, but no one can deny atonement, if he can understand this doctrine well.

    • Ihor,

      But the Socinians we’re rationalists! They placed human reason above divine revelation. The Germans embraced the Socinian view because they had already elevated reason to a position superior to Scripture.

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