Can Postmodernism Be Used as a Template for Christian Theology?

A. J. Conyers

According to A. J. Conyers, Christian theology will not benefit from evangelical attempts to recast it in postmodern terms. While these attempts lay claim to a critique of modernity, they fail to distinguish themselves from that which lies at the core of post-Enlightenment or modern styles of thought, namely, their fundamental quarrel from the beginning with a “vocational” understanding of life, which lies at the heart of the Christian and theistic vision. A proper critique of modernity requires a radical rejection of modern presuppositions, and such rejection is not found among the contemporary philosophies that style themselves postmodern. Mr. Conyers is Professor of Theology at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

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