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Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Presents a conception of apologetics appropriate for the contemporary cultural context. This conception avoids the destructive and self‐defeating problems of dogmatism and triumphalism, ... More


Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Timothy Ward

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

What are Christians saying when they call the Bible the Word of God? How is that statement to be understood in relation to postmodernity's suspicion of meaning? This book tackles these questions by ... More


Rhetorics of Self-Making

Debbora Battaglia (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this book advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological ... More


 Melancholic Freedom

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations for the analyses in this volume, which focus on “agency as melancholic freedom”. Framing the challenges of the difficult terms of “agency” and ... More


 Through a Self Darkly: Projects of Regenerating Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on so-called projects of regenerating agency in late modernity and postmodernity. It begins by recapping Taylor's diagnosis of the problem of agency in modernity: a diagnosis ... More


Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity

Margaret Atack

in May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198715153
eISBN:
9780191694929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book has discussed the idea that given the current dominance of theories of postmodernity, and the frequency with which its paradigms are used to investigate a wide historical range of material, ... More


Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Joerg Rieger (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The “preferential option for the poor”–those people marginalized under globalization, the capitalism of postmodernity–has been one of the most significant insights in contemporary Christian theology. ... More


The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a comprehensive collection of extracts of Jean Baudrillard’s myriad published writings. The extracts extend, in order of original publication in French, from the 1960s right up to the ... More


“Male and Female He Created Them” (Genesis 1:27): Interpreting Gender after Darwin

Stephen C. Barton

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Beginning with Darwin's almost religious awe at the wonder of natural selection, this chapter moves to an account of the ambiguous legacy of Darwin's views on gender, including the support they ... More


Postmodernity and Postmodernism(s)

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Investigates the meaning and significance of postmodernity as the most recent cultural situation to arise within North America's pluralistic culture. It defines postmodernity as the condition of lost ... More


The Theological Significance of Hegel Today

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The thesis of this chapter is that Hegel’s philosophy of religion provides fruitful resources for theological reflection today. The first task is to consider those who question this assumption. ... More


Introduction

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sets out the book's concerns with moral purpose, personal identity, and objective truth. These concerns arise out of a social context of postmodernity and moral relativism. Moral purpose, the chapter ... More


Theology and the Power of the Margins in a Postmodern World

Joerg Rieger

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Two critiques of modernity–postmodernity and the experience of people on the margins–have broadened the horizons of theological reflection. This essay investigates what happens when these two ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Introduction: Opting for the Margins in a Postmodern World

Joerg Rieger

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although postmodernity has weakened traditional values and foundations, it is intimately linked to the logic of late capitalism and its relations of dependency and exploitation. Despite its appetite ... More


On (Re)Centering the Margins: A Euro-African Perspective on the Option for the Poor

David N. Field

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

While many theologians have turned from the preferential option to a postmodern emphasis on otherness and difference, the author contends that the discourse of postmodernity, which is linked to the ... More


Liberation Theology in the Twenty-First Century

Kwok Pui-lan

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay explores three issues that will influence liberation theology in the twenty-first century. The first section focuses on the relation between postmodernity and liberation theology and ... More


The Situation and Tasks of Liberation Theology Today

Gustavo Gutiérrez

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christian faith and liberation theology face three great challenges: (1) modernity and postmodernity, (2) the widening gap between a rich elite and the poor majority, and (3) religious pluralism and ... More


More Than Ever: The Preferential Option for the Poor

Dwight N. Hopkins

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although postmodernity raises issues that wouldseem to call for the abandonment of the preferential option for the poor, that option is more necessary than ever, and postmodernity only intensifies ... More


The Existing Season

Richard Lennan

in Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199271467
eISBN:
9780191602108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271461.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The movement from ‘modernity’ to ‘postmodernity’ has raised new challenges for faith, particularly because it has cast doubt on the affirmation of ‘truth’ as a possibility for human beings. Those ... More


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