Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of the postmodern on the Christian narrative
by Jefferson, Rosemarie, M.A., Villanova University, 2009, 116; 1463638
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis addresses the impact of certain postmodern claims on the Christian narrative. It looks to Jean Fran├žois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and Frederic Jameson to frame a discussion with regard to these claims. Each of these postmodern authors poses challenges to Christianity and its relevance in our contemporary context. The Christian narrative, on the other hand, responds to these challenges with boldness and clarity recognizing its contingency, historicity, and particularity in a plural context. When Christian truth claims are reflected upon, internalized and lived out, they challenge the disvalues of a schizophrenic existence and offer a model of behavior that leads to meaning and hope, especially for those groups that have been traditionally marginalized by consumerism and totalities of all sorts.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Godzieba, Anthony J.
School: Villanova University
Department: Theology
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy, Theology
Keywords: Christian narrative, Frederic Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Postmodern
Publication Number: 1463638
ISBN: 9781109102192
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