Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

In the past few posts I have attempted to offer a critical engagement with postmodernism, yet one that also seeks to appreciate legitimate moves within the system.  In this post I will review Merold Westphal’s Whose Community? Which Interpretation? (Baker Academic). Thesis:  Westphal, following James K. A. Smith’s The Fall of Interpretation, argues that we should not seek …

A postmodern continuum

One of the most useless terms in lay apologetics is “postmodern.”  It usually means “someone different from me but I am not sure how.”  Or it means Brian McLaren.  Postmodernism as a critical literary and philosophical position is rarely distinguished from applications of postmodernism by hippie, angry, post-evangelicals.  Imagine a charted continuum.  I can’t do …