[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0801035988″ locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ekOCzr3zL.jpg” width=”216″ alt=”Myron Bradley Penner” ]Christian Witness in a Postmodern World
A Review of
The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context
Myron Bradley Penner
Paperback: Baker Academic, 2013
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Reviewed by Thomas D. Tatterfield
What is the nature of Christian belief in a postmodern world and how does this change the way Christians bear witness? Myron Bradley Penner proposes that Christians must disavow their allegiance to the “modern apologetic paradigm” (12) in which the apologetic task is primarily performed through participating in “the Enlightenment project of attempting to establish rational foundations for Christian belief” (7). In order to imagine a way forward, Søren Kierkegaard is invited to serve as a guide of sorts, allowing him to both shape a critique of modern apologetics and offer a more fitting approach for Christian witness in our postmodern world (12-3). Kierkegaard, while being an important voice of insight to move the argument forward, is joined by a chorus of philosophers who offer helpful insights along the way.