Nathan the Naive: Pluralism, Postmodernism, and Playing to the Gallery

Friday, 01 May 2009

That which is universal-that which we all know deep down to be most true-is our inner sense of God's existence and our moral duty to love God and our neighbors.
How many times have we heard that relativism is synonymous with postmodernism? Whether celebrated by friends or assailed by critics, postmodernism is getting a lot more credit (and discredit) than it deserves in contemporary Christian conversations. On the more "Emergent Church" side of things, breaking out of an era of rigid dogmatism and religious intolerance is a sign that we are finally coming of age: hence, post-modern. On the more conservative side, postmodernism equals a denial of truth and a descent into spiritual, moral, and theological anarchy. It is hard to deny that many convictions ...

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