Who's Afraid of the Unmoved Mover?

Postmodernism and Natural Theology

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Andrew I. Shepardson
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , February
     2019.
     186 pages.
     $24.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781532656774.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Miriam Feldmann Kaye forthcoming.

Description

Are postmodern philosophy and Christian theology compatible? A surprising number of Christian philosophers and theologians think so. However, these same thinkers argue that postmodern insights entail the rejection of natural theology, the ability to discover knowledge about the existence and nature of God in the natural world. Postmodernism, they claim, shows that appealing to nature to demonstrate or infer the existence of God is foolish because these appeals rely on modernity’s outmoded grounds for knowledge. Moreover, natural theology and apologetics are often hindrances to authentic Christian faith. Notions like objectivity and rationality are forms of idolatry from which Christians should repent.

This book carefully examines the nature of truth, rationality, general revelation, and evangelism to show that the postmodern objections fail and that Christians ought to lovingly and faithfully use natural theology and apologetics to defend and commend the Christian faith to a world in need of the knowledge of God.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Andrew I. Shepardson is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Denver Seminary and Life Pacific College.

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