Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be   -     By: J. Richard Middleton
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Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be

Inter-Varsity Press / 1995 / Paperback

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In this book the authors survey postmodern culture and philosophy, offering lucid explanations of such difficult theories as deconstruction. They are sympathetic to the postmodern critique, yet believe that a gospel stripped of its modernist trappings speaks a radical world of hope and transformation to our chaotic culture. This book is for those who wonder what postmodernism is and how biblical Christians might best respond.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 220
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0830818561
ISBN-13: 9780830818563
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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1996 Books of the Year! The carnivalesque, pluralistic culture in hich we live can be seen as a consequence of the breakdown of modernity (which touted itself as the "greatest show on earth"), combined with a recognition of the socially constructed character of reality. Since the old construction has been discredited and is in a process of decomposition, the season is open on the construction of new realities which are produced with the speed and ease of temporary circus tents being raised. Far from witnessing the erosion or even eclipse of religious belief that the Enlightenment so confidently predicted, the eclipse of the Enlightenment has resulted in a veritable smorgasbord of religions and worldviews for our consumption. So Richard Middleton and Brian Walsh colorfully describe our postmodern setting. In this book they survey postmodern culture and philosophy, offering lucid explanations of such difficult theories as deconstruction. They are sympathetic to the postmodern critique, yet believe that a gospel stripped of its modernist trappings speaks a radical word of hope and transformation to our chaotic culture. The book for those who wonder what postmodernism is and how biblical Christians might best respond.

Author Bio

J. Richard Middleton is Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York. Brian J. Walsh serves as the Christian Reformed Church chaplain to the University of Toronto. With Richard J. Middleton, he wrote and (both IVP). He is also the author of (University Press of America, 1992) and (Alta Vista College Press, 1994).

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  1. Jason Cruise, TodaysPreacher.Com
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    Jason Cruise, TodaysPreacher.Com
    Middleton makes a case for how people today gather their worldviews. He traces modernity and post-modernity throughout the book. I appreciated his honesty, and willingness to think outside of the "box." I found his thought pattern to be scattered at times, and some things made sense; but, overall the book did not do a lot for me.
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