January 7, 2012 / The Church & Postmodern Culture
This Christmas season I had the privilege of attending a memorial service, a vigil in …
April 1, 2014
It’s been a long time since there has been any activity here on ChurchandPomo. Many apologies for that, but no excuses. I do hope to have a few things lined up for the future.
At any rate, I’m excited to mention that there is a new book in the Church and Postmodern Culture Series that has just been released! Following up on his opening title in the series, James K. A. Smith has recently penned a new and provocative volume entitled, Who’s Afraid of Relativism? I’ve had the great privilege of reading it ahead of publication, and to be sure, it is excellent like so much of Jamie’s work. With verve and a range of knowledge in both philosophy and theology that is at times baffling, Smith writes with equal facility to audiences in the academy and the church, connecting to concerns that span the range of his oeuvre from The Fall of Interpretation to Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? to his latest work in cultural interpretation in Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom. He argues that relativism is not a problem for creatures when creaturehood is properly understood. Yet the title alone should draw curious readers into his argument. They’ll find a familiar interaction with films as was present in Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, making the argument and reach of Who’s Afraid of Relativism? that much more relevant and timely.