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Postmodernism vs Absolute Truth. History of Postmodernism. Definition of Postmodernism. Postmodernism is a philosophy that says absolute truth does not exist. More on Postmodernism ( taken from D. A. Carson)

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definition of postmodernism
Definition of Postmodernism
  • Postmodernism is a philosophy that says absolute truth does not exist.
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More on Postmodernism

(taken from D. A. Carson)

1.      Absolute certainty is not possible but arrogant – because you are finite, influenced by your background, and unable to see anything as it truly is.  It is better to see the many different perspectives of religion and morality.

2.      Postmodernism is anti-foundationalist – a reaction to modernism

3.      Whatever truth we discover is temporarily located – it is true for you or your community at that time and that is all.

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Agenda of Postmodernism

(Taken from Phil Johnson)

1.      Eliminate certainty

2.      Question authority

3.      Obliterate clarity

4.      Undermine every notion of objectivity

dangers of postmodernism
Dangers of Postmodernism
  • Relative Truth
  • Loss of Discernment
  • Pluralism
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4 Characteristics of Christianity

(Taken from Johnson)

  • Objectivity
  • Clarity
  • Authority
  • Certainty
biblical stand against postmodernism
Biblical Stand Against Postmodernism

1. Existence of Absolute Truth

2. Christ is the Revelation of Truth

3. The Bible is the Source of Absolute Truth

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