Primers On Postmodernism And The Church

Here are two articles that are essentially brief “primers” on postmodernity.

For those just beginning to figure out what all the societal, cultural and spiritual banter is all about these days, these two pieces may prove helpful.

They specifically relate to those coming from a faith basis.

Postmodernism Interview with Stanley Grenz at

Postmodernism In Brief by Bill Ekhardt

Here is booklist from Terry Lindvall and Benson Frazer at Regent College that may be helpful as well. Grenz book may be the best primer.

Grenz, S. J. (1996). A Primer On Postmodernism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.


Bernstein, R. J. (1991). The new constellation: The ethical-political horizons of modernity/postmodernity. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Docherty, T. (Ed). (1993). Postmodernism: A reader. New York: Columbia University Press.

Olson, R. E. (Ed.). (1996). Christianity and postmodernism [Special issue]. Christian Scholars Review, 26(2).


Dockery, D. S. (Ed.). (1995). The challenge of postmodernism: An evangelical engagement. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Eagleton, T. (1996). The illusions of postmodernism. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
Farrell, F. B. (1996).

Subjectivity, realism and postmodernism: The recovery of the world in recent philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Habermas, J. (1987). The philosophical discourse of modernity (F. Lawrence, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. (Original work published 1985)

Hoesterey, I. (Ed.). (1991). Zeitgeist in babel: The postmodernist controversy. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Jencks, C. (Ed.). (1992). The post-modern reader. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Lundin, R. (1993). The culture of interpretation: Christian faith and the postmodern world. Grand Rapids,MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Roemer, M. (1995). Telling stories: Postmodernism and the invalidation of traditional narrative. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


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