A Primer on Postmodernism. Front Cover. Stanley J. Grenz. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 22, – pages. BOOK REVIEWS. Stanley J. Grenz, A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids,. Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,. , xii+ A Primer on Postmodernism has ratings and 61 reviews. Strp said: I hadn’t expected the Christian angle, especially not an evangelical one. Since this.

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A Primer on Postmodernism – Stanley J. Grenz : Eerdmans

Some thinkers I had not heard of before include Dilthey and Gadamer. Given that they believe that they know The Truth, they are postmodernsm not postmodern.

The act of knowing, Foucault says, is always an act of violence. Grenz does something that I’ve never seen before in Evangelical philosophical discussions: An explanation of post-modernism that I can somewhat understand!

Still, I wonder why they even bother to write, seeing how the concepts they seem to be pushing can’t, in their view, mean anything of importance without articulating a meta-narrative. It involves a historical narrative on Nietzsche namely, how Foucault developed the ‘will to power’ and the Kantian narrative to his own individual effectas well as a discussion on the enlightenment values, as well as the way that post-enlightenment discourses.

Mar 22, Gary rated it really liked it. They base their conclusion on a language, and language isn’t representative of reality.

A Primer on Postmodernism

I like that Grenz leaves us with very little prescriptions in the end. No trivia or quizzes yet. He then said, the spy novel has elements of post modernism since the world the spies live in appear to be like our world but things are not what they seem, and finally he said Science Fiction is usually post modern.


The middle parts of the book are a good introduction to philosophical ideas and people responsible for major shifts leading to postmodernism.

Poststructuralism in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. He thinks that history—understood as the disinterested quest for knowledge of the past—is a Western myth that prkmer be put to rest. He closes on a fairly mild assertion that we need neither fully reject or embrace postmodernity, but we have stanlye deal with it. Modernism certainly should be rejected on certain powtmodernism Grenz gives a thorough review of the nature of postmodernism, as well as its historical roots.

Stan was a friend and mentor to many, always encouraging people to strive to new heights. As Grenz points out throughout his work, postmodernism is a rejection of the Enlightenment project of modernity.

I learned as much about the modern worldview as I did postmodernism from this book. This explains why historical narratives invariably exclude certain objects while privileging focusing on others. Grenz draws a sharp line in the sand between Christianity and postmodernism when it comes to views on truth and reality. Modernity sought that one perspective and believed that humanity could stxnley an objective, rational grasp on it.


Stan has authored or co-authored twenty-five books, served as editor or co-editor for two Festschriften, contributed articles to more than two dozen other volumes, and has seen to print more than a hundred essays and an additional eighty book reviews. I can see how the postmodern world leads to the defeatist mentality that many of our youth take. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television.

Radio and the Renaissance of Preaching Jolyon P. Southgate – – Routledge. He served as interim pastor of several congregations and as guest preacher in many churches.

This is a taste of postmodernity. To ask other readers questions about A Primer on Postmodernismplease grrenz up. New Testament General Works.

Standing ground while finding common ground will lead postmodernis holy ground if the church has a basic understanding of who the Postmodernist is. Trivia About A Primer on Postm Exactly what you want with a title like this. I agree that the challenge is in the presentation. This book is a bit trying and lacks some postmodernis, the depth that I would have enjoyed from Grenz. Sep 11, Filip Sekkelsten rated it really liked it Shelves: