Heath white has provided exactly that in Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian. In this brief and highly accessible introductory work, White paints the historical and philosophical background underlying postmodernism in understandable, but not oversimplified, language. White's down-to-earth approach invites Christians who otherwise might have avoided postmodern theorizing into this important dialogue, while also providing vital information for those already engaged in the conversation.
He explores the differences between premodern, modern, and postmodern thought. This book is ideal for undergraduates and seminary students, as well as curious pastors and lay readers. Used book in Good Condition. He then describes what postmodernism means to our view of self, the search for knowledge, ultimately encouraging Christians to face the postmodern world with hope and courage, and culture, thought, language, not fear.
2006 book of the year award, authors, sensitivities, foreWord Magazine 'Postmodern ideas, and theories are engaged with an openness that stands in welcome relief to the kind of knee-jerk evangelical reactionism that so often dominates the scene. His questions for further thought after each chapter and suggestions for further reading provide a journey for readers beyond the text.
This book demonstrates a clarity of language without being simplistic and a conciseness of presentation that is not facile. Brian walsh, coauthor of colossians Remixed Imagine a book about postmodernism that intelligently discusses its central ideas and relationship to Christianity--but never uses the words epistemology or hermeneutics.
Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning
What does the bible teach about how to live in today’s world? best-selling author and professor Wayne Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, business practices, environmental stewardship, homosexuality, telling the truth, including wealth and poverty, euthanasia, abortion, marriage and divorce, knowing God’s will, birth control, understanding Old Testament laws, and more.
Foundations of Pentecostal Theology
Those doctrines that are considered to be "distinctives" of the Pentecostal movement Divine healing, the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts are given more extensive treatment. Co-authored by seasoned and trustworthy men who devoted their lives to scholarly study of the Word, systematic teaching, and expository preaching, this book provides an unmatched resource for all who seek to know sound doctrine that can be incorporated into life and ministry.
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Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey Reimagining Evangelism Curriculum Set
But what if you thought of it more like inviting them on a spiritual journey? Imagine being free to be yourself and free for the Spirit to work in you. Finalist, fourth annual outreach resource of the year 2006 Sometimes talking about Jesus with your friends can feel like trying to close a deal on a sales call, pushing something on people they may not really want.
Imagine telling people stories instead of trying to download content. Here is your invitation to reimagine what evangelism could be for you. Imagine that it doesn't depend on you alone but that you can be an important part of a witnessing community.
A Survey of the New Testament: 5th Edition
Comments on the readings provide additional help. This fifth edition includes updates and revisions throughout and a fresh, full-color design. A survey of the new testament, includes these features: - new design in full-color with more photos and improved maps - Links to relevant websites - Outlines, 5thEdition, and review questions for each chapter - Phonetic pronunciations for unfamiliar names and terms - Breakouts with illustrative quotes from ancient, nonbiblical literature - Updated bibliographies - Available as both ebook and enhanced ebook with video introductions, animated maps and illustrations, summaries, chapter flashcards, study goals, and more .
One thing about a survey of the New Testament that has not changed: its premise. Topics and issues discussed in the text are linked whenever possible with assigned readings that expose the reader to the entire New Testament. Robert gundry’s now classic survey of the New Testament has been a mainstay for college and graduate courses around the world, having been used by thousands of professors and students.
Unlike most new testament surveys, this book leads students to actually read the Bible.
Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology
Part one explores the most intriguing questions of the study of God—Does God exist? Does Jesus reveal God? Is God personal, compassionate, free?—and presents answers that reflect the broad consensus culled from the breadth of the church's teachers. In this magisterial work, Oden tackles the central questions of Christian belief and the nature of the trinity.
Oden details the core beliefs concerning Jesus Christ that have been handed down for the last two hundred decades, namely, what he did, who he was, and what that means for us today. Part two addresses the perplexing Christological issues of whether God became flesh, whether God became Christ, and whether Christ is the source of salvation.
Oden's magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematical theology but also highlights the foundational exegetes throughout history. Part three examines how the work of god in creation and redemption is being brought to consummation by the Holy Spirit in persons, through communities, and in the fullness of human destiny.
For the first time, the word of life, thomas oden's Systematic Theology classic series individually titled The Living God, and Life in the Spirit is available in one complete volume. HarperOne. It is rooted deeply and deliberately in scripture but confronts the contemporary mind with the vitality of the Christian tradition.
Covering the ecumenical councils and early synods; the great teachers of the Eastern church tradition, Martin Luther, Ambrose, including Athanasius and John Chrysostom; and the prominent Western figures such as Augustine, and John Calvin, Thomas Aquinas, this book offers the reader the fullest understanding of the Christian faith available.
Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism
Rather postmodernism sees truth as inseparable from culture, psychology, race and gender. Ultimately, truth is what we make it to be. Used book in Good Condition. No longer is it a goal for all to pursue. A 2001 christianity today award of Merit winner! The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years.
HarperOne. In this spirited presentation of a solid, Groothuis unveils how truth has come under attack and how it can be defended in the vital areas of theology, apologetics, biblical and logical perspective, ethics and the arts. What factors have accelarated this decay of truth? why are people willing to embrace such a devalued concept? How does this new view compare and contrast with a Christian understanding? While postmodernism contains some truthful insights despite its attempt to dethrone truth, Douglas Groothuis sees its basic tenets as intellectually flawed and hostile to Christian views.
Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, in subatomic particles, but also in the night sky, and in us. A story about having faith, losing it, physics, faith, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, and biology help us understand God, and ourselves.
Mike mchargue, host of the Liturgists and Ask Science Mike podcasts, understands the pain of unraveling belief. In finding god in the waves, mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his identity, his friendships, and even his marriage.
Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. Full of insights about the universe, as well as deeply personal reflections on our desire for certainty and meaning, Finding God in the Waves is a vital exploration of the possibility for knowing God in an age of reason, and a signpost for where the practice of faith is headed in a secular age.
Years later, mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look.
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Vintage. HarperOne. Michel foucault examines the archeology of madness in the west from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, asylums were first built, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
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The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture
Biblicism, emphasizes together the bible's exclusive authority, clarity, self-sufficiency, internal consistency, infallibility, an approach to the Bible common among some American evangelicals, self-evident meaning, and universal applicability. The paperback edition adds a new chapter responding to the conversation that the cloth edition has sparked.
Far from challenging the inspiration and authority of Scripture, coherent, Smith critiques a particular rendering of it, encouraging evangelicals to seek a more responsible, and defensible approach to biblical authority. This important book has generated lively discussion and debate. Acclaimed sociologist Christian Smith argues that this approach is misguided and unable to live up to its own claims.
HarperOne. Used book in Good Condition. If evangelical biblicism worked as its proponents say it should, there would not be the vast variety of interpretive differences that biblicists themselves reach when they actually read and interpret the Bible. Vintage.
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. HarperOne. The key postmodernist ideas are explored and challenged, as they figure in the theory, philosophy, ethics and artwork of the period, politics, and it is shown how they have interacted within a postmodernist culture.
About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford University Press. Vintage. Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade.
But how can it be defined? in this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.