The Tower of Babel

Friday, 01 Sep 1995

What is modernity and why is there such a reaction to it? Where is the church in all of this and how does our faith relate to this massive upheaval in human thought during our own lifetime?
Modernity built the tower’now postmodernity must face the challenge of condemning the unsafe structure. Our Time is the epithet David Wells attaches to modernity and its postmodern successor. Princeton philosopher Diogenes Allen declared, "A massive intellectual revolution is taking place that is perhaps as great as that which marked off the modern world from the Middle Ages." (1) It is a shift that shapes every intellectual discipline as well as the practice of law, medicine, politics, and religion in our culture. This article ...

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