Truth Decay                                        -     By: Douglas Groothuis
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InterVarsity Press / 2000 / Paperback

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The concept of absolute truth has eroded over time. Groothuis demonstrates that the basic tenets of postmodernism are intellectually flawed and hostile to Christian views. In this biblical and logical presentation, he unveils how truth has come under attack and how it can be defended in the areas of theology, apologetics, ethics, and the arts. 212 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830822283
ISBN-13: 9780830822287
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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.

Author Bio

Douglas R. Groothuis (PhD, Philosophy, 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 Springs extension), Metropolitan State College of Denver, Westminster Theological Seminary (California campus), University of Oregon, New College Berkeley and Seattle Pacific University. His articles have been published in professional journals such as and He has written several books, including (coeditor), , and, in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series, and .

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" Truth Decay explains how God's truth ignites our passion for Him in a world gone numb with endless distractions, infuses our lives with objective meaning in a chaotic and pointless culture, and benefits His people together in community. As such, Groothius' work will help pastors who are seeking to deliver God's truth in culturally relevant ways."

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 23, 2007
    Joel Weber
    You want Truth?Not sure there is such a thing? Are you willing to engage all your reasoning faculties and use the simplicity of Logic?Then this book is for you, and all who wonder where and what Truth might be. Truth clearly exists and is neither subjective nor fictitious. You have only to follow Groothuis's detailed explanation to see the light (and the light of Christ will outshine all other).
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