Confessing Jesus Christ/Preaching Parables to Postmoderns/Testimony to the Exiles

Postmodernism, with its critique of modern assumptions about knowledge, language, authority and narrative, presents new challenges for preachers. Postmodernity is generally seen as entailing a rejection of the Enlightenment quest for rational certainty; an openness to various claims about truth; a questioning of authority; and a refusal to focus on a single metanarrative. Postmodern pilgrims, the argument goes, are suspicious of institutions, less than optimistic about human progress and willing to discover their own place to stand in the midst of the sinking sand of modernity.

 

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