Resources Evaluating Postmodernism and the Emergent Movement

Carson, D. A. Becoming Conversant with the Emergent Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Early evaluation of the Emergent Movement by a theologian.

De Young, Kevin and Ted Kluck. Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be). Chicago: Moody Publications, 2008.

Solid work evaluating the views of emergents in the light of biblical Christianity. A good first choice for one seeking to understand emergent thinking.

Erickson, Millard J., Paul Kjoss Helseth, and Justin Taylor, eds. Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times. Wheaton: Crossway, 2004.

A careful and scholarly response to the views of Stanley Grenz, Brian McLaren,  Robert Webber and others who consider themselves post-conservatives.

Erickson, Millard J. Truth or Consequences: The Promise & Perils of Postmodernism. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

Analysis of the roots and results of postmodernism acknowledging strengths and  exposing logical flaws and suggesting an evangelical response.

Groothuis, Doug. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000.

Hard-hitting critique of postmodernism’s view of truth and defense of the correspondence theory of truth. A good first book for one wanting a philosophical and biblical evaluation of postmodernism. Continue reading