A 2001 Christianity Today Award of Merit winner! The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years. No longer is it a goal for all to pursue. Rather postmodernism sees truth as...
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A 2001 Christianity Today Award of Merit winner!
The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years. No longer is it a goal for all to pursue. Rather postmodernism sees truth as inseparable from culture, psychology, race and gender. Ultimately, truth is what we make it to be. 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. In this spirited presentation of a solid, biblical and logical perspective, Groothuis unveils how truth has come under attack and how it can be defended in the vital areas of theology, apologetics, ethics and the arts.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Problem of Truth & Integrity
1. Truth in Jeopardy
2. From Modernism to Postmodernism
3. The Biblical View of Truth
4. The Truth About Truth
5. The Postmodernist Challenge to Theology
6. Postmodernism & Apologetics: Dangers to Avoid
7. Apologetics for Postmoderns
8. Ethics Without Reality, Postmodernist Style
9. Race, Gender & Postmodernism
10. True Beauty: The Challenge to Postmodernism
11. The Fixed Point in a Postmodern World
Appendix: Television, Agent of Truth Decay
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Douglas Groothius considers postmodernism, with its emphasis on truth being inseparable from culture, psychology and gender, and its apparent conflict with Christianity and the teachings of the Bible.
Douglas R. Groothuis (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He has also been a visiting professor or adjunct faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (Colorado Spring extension), Westminster Theological Seminary (California campus), University of Oregon, New College-Berkeley and Seattle Pacific University.
His articles have been published in such professional journals as Sophia; Theory and Research in Education; Philosophia Christi; Themelios; Christian Scholars Review; Inquiry and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has also written several books, including In Defense of Natural Theology; Christianity That Counts; Jesus in an Age of Controversy; Deceived by the Light; The Soul in Cyberspace, and in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series, On Pascal and On Jesus.. Most recently he has authored Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2011)
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