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Summer 2007: Suggested Reading


Editor Introduction: Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

Suggestions for Further Reading

Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future
A Pneuma Review discussion about how the church should respond to postmodernism

Readers have suggested the following as places to find good articles online for further reading on this important subject.


  • Crystal Downing, “Yolking With Postmodernism: Where is postmodern culture headed? Two recent films, Chicken Run and The X-Men, suggest a neo-Romantic turn” Books & Culture (October 9, 2000).
  • Scot McKnight, “Five Streams of the Emerging Church” Christianity Today (February 2007). “Key elements of the most controversial and misunderstood movement in the church today.”
  • “Pluralism & Postmodernism” Numerous links and lectures critical of postmodernism: [link unavailable as of October 22, 2014]
  • Henry H. Knight III, “Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Postmodernism” Catalyst Online. [link unavailable as of October 22, 2014]
  • Rebecca Jaichandran, “Pentecostal Spiritual in a Postmodern World” AJPS 6:1 (2003), pages 39-61. [updated October 22, 2014]
    Abstract from the original paper: “This paper seeks to understand Post Modern thought and expressions. An attempt will be made to determine whether Post Modernism has influenced Pentecostal Spirituality like it has done to fashion, literature, art, architecture, television and culture. It then seeks to examine the extent of this influence in order to see how we as Pentecostal theologians would look at this influence—as a threat or an opportunity.”
    Reader Comment: “Although I strongly disagree with many of the assumptions and propositions made by this paper, I think it represents what many Pentecostal pastors think about postmodernism and why they are afraid of it. — TS”


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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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