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What Is Postmodern Biblical Criticism?

Author: 
A.K. M. Adam (Author)
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Description

"Postmodernism" is not simply one perspective but a basketful of related critical assumptions. A.K. M Adam prepares readers for wrestling with deconstruction, ideological criticism, postmodern feminism, "transgressive" postmodernism, and other postmodern approaches to biblical interpretation. He offers plain-language explanations and illustrative examples and shows how students might undertake their own postmodern biblical interpretation.
ISBN: 
9780800628796
Price: 
$19.00
Release date: 
May 15, 1995
Pages: 
82
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

Excerpts

"[Adam] seeks to analyze the differences between the modern and the postmodern world while self-consciously advocating a postmodern posture….The version of postmodernism presented here characterized by three broad and encompassing features. Postmodernism is anti-foundational in that id denies any privileged unassailable starting point for the establishment of truth. It is anti-totalizing in that it is critical of theories that seek to explain the totality of reality. And it is demystifying in the effort to show that ideals are characteristically grounded in ideology, economic, or political self-interest.."
--Dan O. Via, from the Foreword

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

Acknowledgment

Preface

1. Textures of Postmodernism
A Starting Point
Futher Postmodernities

2. Deconstruction: On Making a Difference

3. Political Criticism: Ideologies and Their Discontents

4. Crossing Up the Discourses

Prelude: Interpretation as a Kind of Wri(gh)ting

Index of Names