Towards Convers(at)ion: Postmodernism, Evangelism and the Emerging Church

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620391
Title:
Towards Convers(at)ion: Postmodernism, Evangelism and the Emerging Church
Authors:
Wade, William
Abstract:
When the Manic Street Preachers labelled their 1998 album 'This is My Truth Tell Me Yours', it was more than just a marketing gimmick. It was capturing the mood of an emerging generation. It is argued that the age we find ourselves in is currently being shaped to one degree or another by postmodern philosophy. It is a philosophy what has purportedly infiltrated sections of Western society, replacing rational, scientific reasoning with subjective relativism, a reticence towards objective truth claims and the questioning of a societal framework of morality. One particular section of Western society which is wrestling with postmodernism's claims and influences is the Western Church. This is not unusual, as the church has had to deal with cultural change and even crisis in its long history. However, the philosophy of postmodernism has the potential (either positively or negatively) to not only strike at the heart of the ecclesiology of the contemporary Church, but significantly at its theology, and specifically at its missiology.
Advisors:
Knowles, Steve
Citation:
Wade, J. (2016). Towards convers(at)ion: postmodernism, evangelism and the emerging church (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620391
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
This thesis is available to view in print at Seaborne Library, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.
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dc.contributor.advisorKnowles, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorWade, Williamen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-17T14:07:46Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-17T14:07:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-
dc.identifier.citationWade, J. (2016). Towards convers(at)ion: postmodernism, evangelism and the emerging church (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620391-
dc.descriptionThis thesis is available to view in print at Seaborne Library, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.en
dc.description.abstractWhen the Manic Street Preachers labelled their 1998 album 'This is My Truth Tell Me Yours', it was more than just a marketing gimmick. It was capturing the mood of an emerging generation. It is argued that the age we find ourselves in is currently being shaped to one degree or another by postmodern philosophy. It is a philosophy what has purportedly infiltrated sections of Western society, replacing rational, scientific reasoning with subjective relativism, a reticence towards objective truth claims and the questioning of a societal framework of morality. One particular section of Western society which is wrestling with postmodernism's claims and influences is the Western Church. This is not unusual, as the church has had to deal with cultural change and even crisis in its long history. However, the philosophy of postmodernism has the potential (either positively or negatively) to not only strike at the heart of the ecclesiology of the contemporary Church, but significantly at its theology, and specifically at its missiology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectPostmodernismen
dc.subjectevangelismen
dc.subjectchurchen
dc.titleTowards Convers(at)ion: Postmodernism, Evangelism and the Emerging Churchen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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