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Grenz Postmodern Evangelical Theology (V.1)

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Grenz Postmodern Evangelical Theology (V.1)

  1. 1. Stanley J. Grenz: Postmodern Evangelical Theology<br />Jan Paron<br />IWU/MIN 533<br />1/24/11<br />DRAFT<br />
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  3. 3. Postmodern Evangelical Theology<br />“The postmodern context requires that we embody the gospel in a manner that is post-individualistic, post-rationalistic, post-dualistic, and post-noeticentric” (Grenz, 1996, p. 167).<br />
  4. 4. Postmodern Evangelical Theology<br />Note: <br />Chart information and quotes were taken from Stan Grenz’ book, A Primer on Postmodernism. <br />
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  6. 6. A Post-Individualistic Gospel<br />“The way forward for evangelical ecclesiology in the contemporary context requires a rediscovery of the sense of the church as community” (Grenz, 2006, p. 323)<br />
  7. 7. 1a-Elevation of the Individual(Retain from modernity)<br />
  8. 8. 1b-Knowledge(Affirm from postmodernity)<br />
  9. 9. 1c-Socio-Communitarian(Affirm from Postmodernity)<br />
  10. 10. 1d-Community of Faith(Affirm from Postmodernity)<br />
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  12. 12. A Post-Rationalistic Gospel<br />“The way forward for evangelical ecclesiology in the contemporary context requires a rediscovery of the sense of the church as community” (Grenz, 2006, p. 323)<br />
  13. 13. 2a-Mystery of God’s Truth(Acknowledge that we need more than intellectual reflection and scientific method to discover every aspect of God’s truth)<br />
  14. 14. 2b-Rethinking of Functions of Truth(Acknowledge fundamental importance of rational discourse)<br />
  15. 15. 2c-Personal Encounter w/ Christ(Acknowledge fundamental importance of rational discourse and relationship it being expressed in discourse that are categorical and propositional in nature.)<br />
  16. 16. 2d-Propositions as Second-Order (Acknowledge that we need more than intellectual reflection and scientific method to discover every aspect of God’s truth)<br />
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  18. 18. A Post-Dualistic Gospel<br /> A post-dualistic gospel draws “courage from the postmodern critique of modern dualism to develop biblical holism” (Grenz, 2006, p. 171).<br />
  19. 19. 3a-Human Person as Unified Whole(<br />
  20. 20. 3b-Nourish Back into Social and Environmental Contexts<br />
  21. 21. 3c-Anthropology<br />
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  23. 23. A Post-Noeticentric Gospel<br /> The gospel “must affirm that the goal of our existence encompasses more than just the just the accumulation of knowledge ” (Grenz, 2006, p. 172).<br />
  24. 24. 4a-Knowledge is Good<br />
  25. 25. 4b-Accumulation of Knowledge<br />
  26. 26. 4c-Relevance of Knowledge<br />
  27. 27. 4d-Ancillary Role of Knowledge<br />
  28. 28. References<br />Big soccer. (2009). Hipster Christianity (Retrieved January 24, 2011, from http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1428843.<br />Christian backgrounds. (n.d.). Background image. <br />Grenz, S. (1996). A Primer on postmodernism. Grand Rapids. MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company.<br />Grenz, S. (2006). The renewing center. Grand Rapids. MI: Baker Academic.<br />

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