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Postmodern belief

Amy Hungerford

Postmodern belief

American literature and religion since 1960

by Amy Hungerford

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Religion and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Religion in literature,
  • Postmodernism (Literature)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAmy Hungerford.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS225 .H86 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23910278M
    ISBN 109780691135083, 9780691145754
    LC Control Number2009043864

    POSTMODERNISM THEORY. especially in his book ”Postmodern Condition” (Lyotard, ) leads to the loss of the distinction between matters of religion and belief and up to the. Wow. Postmodern "Christian" Brian McLaren has completely abandoned traditional Christianity. McLaren, you may already know, spear-headed the "emergent church" movement - an attempt to fuse postmodern relativism with liberal Christianity. Greg Koukl and Kevin DeYoung analyze his latest book "A New Kind of Christianity". The MP3 file is here.

    Hicks P. Transmission. Leicester: IVP, Addresses questions about belief in a postmodern age highlighting key topics with stories, anecdotes and plenty of stimulating material. Groothius D. Truth Decay. Leicester: IVP, A great medium-weight book on truth and culture that's not too deep or too shallow. Postmodern Literature Introduction. Postmodernism is one of those words that has made itself at home in our everyday language. Just think how often you've heard a movie or a book being described as "so postmodern."From Andy Warhol's pop art, to authors like Chuck Palahniuk and Douglas Coupland, to ultra-popular movies like Moulin Rouge, Scream, and Pulp Fiction, .

    Rather than a world of inert entities, passive before objective enquiry, in the postmodern all things signify, entities are expressive. The real is an aesthetic effect so that belief in the literal is exactly that, a belief. The literal, the transparency of modernity's understanding of the meaning behind language, becomes an ideology. Gary Minda’s () Postmodern Legal Movements inspired the structure of what follows. Almost every page of his book evokes parallels between issues and new directions in jurisprudence on the one hand and the debates and new developments in educational assessment on the other. Excerpts from Minda’s book frame the sections of this paper.


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For this reason, she asserts that most American prominent writers are using language as a religious form in order to salvage what they feel as a threatened /5. How can intense religious beliefs coexist with pluralism in America today. Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in a secular age.5/5(3).

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Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late 20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism, marking a departure from term has been more generally applied to describe what postmodernists believe to be the historical era following modernity and the tendencies of this era.

While encompassing a wide variety of. How can intense religious beliefs coexist with pluralism in America today. Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in a secular by:   Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since - Ebook written by Amy Hungerford.

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Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its Brand: Princeton University Press. Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in a secular age.

Amy Hungerford reveals how imaginative. Book Description: How can intense religious beliefs coexist with pluralism in America today. Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years,Postmodern Beliefshows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in.

Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since By Amy Hungerford. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. $ cloth, $ : Victor E. Taylor.

Death and the Postmodern Style The second involves giving ourselves over “blindly into a belief in the magical forms of salvation and promises of immortality offered by certain varieties of traditional religion and many New Age (and some rather old age) sophistries.” But the overall tone of the book is oh-so postmodern: ironic.

More specifically, postmodern theory provides a critique of representation and the modern belief that theory mirrors reality, taking instead ‘perspectivist’ and ‘relativist’ positions that theories at best provide partial perspectives on their objects, and that all cognitive representations of the world are historically and linguistic.

"Shortlisted for the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Textual Study of Religion" ""Postmodern Belief offers keen insights for the serious reader regarding current writers and their conception of the sacred.""Cliff Prewencki, Salem Press Magill Book Reviews ""Hungerford's text is for scholars of contemporary literature and contemporary 5/5(2).

Question: "What are the dangers of postmodernism?" Answer: Simply put, postmodernism is a philosophy that affirms no objective or absolute truth, especially in matters of religion and spirituality. When confronted with a truth claim regarding the reality of God and religious practice, postmodernism’s viewpoint is exemplified in the statement “that may be true.

In her introduction to Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion sinceAmy Hungerford describes her topic as “what it might mean to believe in meaninglessness” (xiii).Hungerford’s project in this cogent study of selected postmodern texts, however, is more complex and nuanced than this pithy phrase : Kristina K.

Groover. John himself recognizes the individual nature of belief, and through him, Robinson dramatizes that faith can be completely unshakeable while acknowledging its own subjectivity.

This, along with the novel’s nonlinear structure and self-consciousness have me agreeing with Alejandro that Gilead is “easily the most postmodern book we’ve read.

Cloud Atlas provides insight into our contemporary belief structures, what could be called the concern for holism in postmodern belief.

But Cloud Atlas shows a holism without salvation, a concern for the whole person, for the whole life, for the whole reality only graspable in. How can intense religious beliefs coexist with pluralism in America today. Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in a secular age.

This book provides a summary of the philosophy and practice of Belief Science, the religion of the future. The Church of Belief Science is established on postmodern philosophy--where faith is housed in relationship systems.

Readers will learn postmodern tenets as applied to religion. Church Canons, doctrine, and specific practices are outlined and defined. Church. John himself recognizes the individual nature of belief, and through him, Robinson dramatizes that faith can be completely unshakeable while acknowledging its own subjectivity.

This, along with the novel’s nonlinear structure and self-consciousness have me agreeing with Alejandro that Gilead is “easily the most postmodern book we’ve read. We live in a postmodern world.

Or, so we're told. But what does this mean? On one level, postmodern is a word used to describe major changes in the underlying ways people think — especially the way people view truth and reality.

Postmodern is a term of contrast which implies modern. But before modern, there was pre-modern. To understand postmodern, it .The Religion and Postmodernism series provides a forum and a catalyst for scholarship that integrates the analysis of religion with the interpretation of contemporary thought and culture.

Through interdisciplinary studies touching on such fields as postmodern philosophy and critical theory; theology and ethics; psychoanalysis and feminism; art.