The Myth of Postmodernism?

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Mark Sayers provides an interesting take the war between modernist Christians and those other, hippy, ones – the PostMods.

The problem was that things got messy when we saw postmodernism as an epoch. Yes there was and is a philosophical movement known as postmodernism, propagated predominately by French intellectuals, and that was born out of the frustration of neo-marxists at the failed attempts at social revolution during the student riots of May 1968. Although now passe in French intellectual circles, the movement still holds sway predominatly within academic circles around the world. But like a very large man trying to fit into an XS t-shirt, postmodernism was stretched beyond its limits. The label was attached to everything. Christians particularly used it to describe the era we were living in. Postmodernism was a philosophical movement never an epoch. A whole host of confusions emerge when we examine some of the cultural trends of our day that have been described as postmodern.

The Myth of Modernist Christians VS Postmodern Christians « Mark Sayers.

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5 Replies to “The Myth of Postmodernism?”

  1. I love how postmodernism is associated with hippies… I challenge anyone to quiz hippies on Kristiva, Derrida, Sartre, or Heidegger… if you get more than ‘wha?’ and ‘huh?’ from them, I would be absolutely surprised.

    1. I was being funny. I can’t help it if you don’t get the humor of the funniest man in the world. But, fear not. You aren’t alone. No one else does. 😉

  2. Talked about postmodernism briefly tonight. The freedom to worship God as I want, within the confines of true beliefs, (if I got it right).

  3. In many Christian churches “postmodern” is really just the new word for “heretic.” In other words, “people we don’t like.”

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