For truth sake [2 John 2] : an evangelical response to postmodernism

Show simple item record Harold, Godfrey 2009-05-27T07:24:15Z 2009-05-27T07:24:15Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Mohler (1995:84) states that, “Evangelicals will do well to measure this emerging worldview inch by inch.” Because of its hermeneutical principle of deconstruction and solidarity at the expense of absolute truth and morals, the challenge that postmodernism poses to gospel proclamation has to do with the question of revealed truth. McGrath (1996:366) defines postmodernism’s challenge as “an endemic aversion to the question of truth.” If, as postmodernists are fond of reminding us, there is no metanarrative or objective standard demanding universal truth, then proclamation of the gospel faces stiff opposition. The postmodern break with foundationalism creates uneasiness, and not simply because it questions truth. More disturbing than that, as Cobb (1990:151) states “it undercuts every quest for certainty.” Thus the challenge before the evangelical church is to preach doctrinal truths rooted in the biblical metanarrative that Jesus is the Truth. en
dc.identifier.citation Harold, G 2008, 'For truth sake [2 John 2] : an evangelical response to postmodernism', South African Baptist Journal of Theology, vol. 17, pp. 61-65. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1019-7990
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Baptist Union of Southern Africa en_US
dc.rights Baptist Union of Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Truth sake en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Truth (Christian theology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelicalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- N.T. -- John, 2nd II -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title For truth sake [2 John 2] : an evangelical response to postmodernism en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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