Truth: The First Casualty of Postmodern Consumerism

Michael Jessup


In this essay, Michael Jessup outlines the basic tenets of postmodernism and consumerism and illustrates its profound and dangerous effects on truth. Disenchantment, re-enchantment, and implosion undermine truth as objective reality, with penetrating effects on the individual, the family, and society. Truth has been replaced with rampant individualism, self-satisfaction, discontentment, and progressive insignificance, destroying love and weakening the family. The essay also provides a hopeful Christian response to postmodern consumerism and highlights its promise and peril for evangelicalism. Mr. Jessup is Associate Professor of Sociology at Taylor University.


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