Who's afraid of postmodernism? : taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to church (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Who's afraid of postmodernism? : taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to church

Author: James K A Smith
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2008. ©2006
Series: Church and postmodern culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth printing April 2008View all editions and formats
The philosophies of French thinkers Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault form the basis for postmodern thought and are seemingly at odds with the Christian faith. However, James K.A. Smith claims that their ideas have been misinterpreted and actually have a deep affinity with central Christian claims. Each chapter opens with an illustration from a recent movie and concludes with a case study considering recent  Read more...

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Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jean-François Lyotard; Michel Foucault; Jacques Derrida; Michel Foucault; Jean-François Lyotard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K A Smith
ISBN: 9780801029189 080102918X
OCLC Number: 1240729598
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Religion) 2006
Commended for Christianity Today Book Award (Christianity & Culture) 2007
Description: 156 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Is the devil from Paris? : postmodernism and the church --
Nothing outside the text? : Derrida, deconstruction, and Scripture --
Where have all the metanarratives gone? : Lyotard, postmodernism, and the Christian story --
Power/knowledge/discipline : Foucault and the possibilities of a postmodern church --
Applied radical orthodoxy : a proposal for the emerging church.
Series Title: Church and postmodern culture.
Responsibility: James K. A. Smith.


Builds on the work of Brian McLaren, Robert Webber, and others in assessing the contemporary church scene to discover what postmodernity has to say to the church.  Read more...


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