3115 Postmodernism in Church and Culture
Background, history, and development of postmodernism in philosophy and theology. The main features of postmodernism and its critiques of modernism. Effects of postmodernism on various aspects of church doctrine and life, including church government and worship, theologies of paradox, charismaticism, ecumenism, subjectivism, and mysticism, and on various aspects of social and cultural life, such as sexual identity and marriage, individual and collective rights, medical ethics, and right to life. The biblical response of the individual Christian and the church to postmodernism and its effects. The course will consist of lectures, readings, and student presentations. 2 hrs.