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The Death of Truth

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Whatever Happened to Truth?America is in the midst of a revolution in thinking that impacts every conceivable aspect of life. Postmodernism, the guiding spirit of our times, teaches that things like reason and rationality are cultural biases, and that truth--especially God's truth--doesn't exist. A society that forsakes truth believes thatAll lifestyles, religions, and wor ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Bethany House Publishers
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Geoff
Apr 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This books discusses the Post-Modernism concept and compares it with Modernism and Biblical Christianity. Post-Modernism rejects the concept of an absolute truth or standard, hence the title. Unlike Modernism, which elevated Reason and Logic as the only path for truth, Post-Modernism rejects reason and logic as valid methods to ascertain the truth or reality. Post Modernism takes into account the bias of an individual and culture and comes to the conclusion that what may be real to one person (o ...more
Brett
Jan 20, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: po-mo
A one-sided critique of Postmodernism’s affect on contemporary society, The Death of Truth decries the undermining of traditional views regarding knowledge, religion, and cultural hegemony. More specifically, McCallum analyzes the Postmodernist influence in health care, literature, education, history, psychotherapy, law, science and religion. An intriguing approach and analysis, which ultimately cannot overcome its one-sidedness - D
Hank Pharis
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a great spelling out of the implications of the Postmodern worldview which dominates our culture today. What does it mean to live in a world where there are no truths? Modernism certainly had major flaws but at least it believed that there was truth out there to be discovered. This book shows how the denial of truth impacts our approaches to history, education, literature, psychotherapy, law, science, and religion by leaders in each of these fields.
Candice
Brilliant analysis of postmodernism. My favorite quote is from Chapter Nine on page 158, "Postmodernism can help us to see that knowing the 'truth' doesn't come naturally to us. We indeed do construct - or, more honestly, misconstruct - the truth more often than we like to admit. And our misconstructions are usually self-serving."
Joe Ricciardi
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's been over 15 years since I read this book but i remember learning some good history from it and was stimulated to explore deeper by its take on Post Modernism.
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Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book was the first book to critique the emergent church movement, before it was called that.
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Dennis is Lead pastor of Xenos Fellowship, which is a grassroots house church planting ministry. Since beginning the group as a student Ohio State University, during the Jesus movement, he has remained interested in reproducing church features found in the New Testament. Xenos focuses on Bible exposition at its meetings, and most of Dennis' books focus on Bible teaching.
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