Ebook Special for Postmodernism 101 by Heath White

Now through September 30, the ebook for Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian by Heath White is only $3.99—77% off! 

More information and a list of participating retailers is available here.

 

2006 Book of the Year Award, ForeWord Magazine

“While not among the first titles to present a Christian perspective on postmodern thought, this is among the best. White . . . offers an astute and highly readable analysis that demystifies without oversimplifying. As he escorts readers through characteristic postmodern perspectives on authority, the self, language, morality and history, White undertakes ‘to address these concerns with postmodernism in a faithful and loving way rather than a smug or defensive or panic-stricken one.’ The resulting discussion is well balanced between appreciation and criticism. . . . Instead of engaging postmodernism as an opponent, White invites readers to consider how postmodernism might present ‘an opportunity to rethink both the presentation and the content of the good news about Christ.'”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Imagine a book about postmodernism that intelligently discusses its central ideas and relationship to Christianity–but never uses the words epistemology or hermeneutics. Heath White has provided exactly that in Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian.

In this brief and highly accessible introductory work, White paints the historical and philosophical background underlying postmodernism in understandable, but not oversimplified, language. He explores the differences between premodern, modern, and postmodern thought. He then describes what postmodernism means to our view of self, language, thought, the search for knowledge, and culture, ultimately encouraging Christians to face the postmodern world with hope and courage, not fear.

White’s down-to-earth approach invites Christians who otherwise might have avoided postmodern theorizing into this important dialogue, while also providing vital information for those already engaged in the conversation. His questions for further thought after each chapter and suggestions for further reading provide a journey for readers beyond the text.

Heath White (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is a philosophy professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.