After Postmodernism: Perspectivism, a Christian Epistemology of Love, and the Ideological Surround

Volume
Volume 32
Issue
Fall 2004
Title
After Postmodernism: Perspectivism, a Christian Epistemology of Love, and the Ideological Surround
Abstract

Postmodernism liberates the integration of psychology and Christianity from the domination of modernism, but also leads to a vertiginous relativism. A movement beyond postmodernism seems essential. For Christians, such a movement might build upon the "future objectivity" of Friedrich Nietzsche's postmodern perspectivism. Writings of the French social theorist Rene Girard suggest how this "objectivity" might be assimilated within a Christian metanarrative about Truth. His theory more specifically implies that the Bible commands an epistemology of love that is non-authoritarian, critical, and integrative. Methods compatible with an epistemology of love have been developed within a ideological surround model of the relationship between psychology and religion. An epistemology of love supplies a metaperspective for seeing and then telling a coherent metanarrative about the challenges of integration after postmodernism.

Author
Dr. P.J. Watson
Pages
248 - 261
Price
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