There is always one :-)
I am not expert on post modernism (is anyone?) so offer the following
thoughts very tentatively.
The modernists and post modernists raise different problems and have
different congruencies with Christian philosophies. I agree that the
commitment to objective truth is in favour of the modernists, however the
doctrinaire reductionism and materialism stands against the. Conversely,
post moderns are sceptical about objective truth they are not reductionists
and recognize that meaning can occur at many levels. In this regard they
seem superior to the moderns. Again I am no expert on post modernism (the
very term sets my teeth on edge!), but there seem to be strands within
it which are quite amenable to Christian thought. Nancey Murphy seems
quite positive about post modernism, something I am working though.
george murphy wrote:
> I have to utter a heretical good word for the enlightenment. Certainly
the theological, or anti-theological presuppositions of the philosophes
were unfortunate. But at least they thought that the world made sense &
could be understood by scientific investigation. I that regard they
> certainly come closer to a Christian understanding of the universe than
does a great deal of post-modern thought that rejects the idea of any kind
of objective truth.
> George L. Murphy
> "The Science-Theology Interface"
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