In chapter three of D. A. Carson’s The Gagging of God he takes some time to note the strengths of postmodernity, the new hermeneutic, and deconstruction. On the one hand, Christians who want to be faithful to the historic faith and truth of God’s Word do not follow postmodernity, the new hermeneutic, and deconstructionism; however, it isn’t a bad thing to at least acknowledge the good parts of these movements (even if they may now be passing). Here are Carson’s theses; he does explain them in more depth, of course, so you’ll have to get the book to read on!
- While we deplore certain follies in postmodernity, it is vital to acknowledge a number of strengths.
- Practical experience with the way people actually communicate confirms that accurate communication is possible.
- The arguments of too many scholars turn on individualistic definitions and doubtful steps of logic that do not withstand close inspection.
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