In both modernity and postmodernity
, there is no place for divine action on humanity's behalf, since, for the former, law itself is divinized ("legal positivism," 195-96), while in the latter, law is replaced by a "philosophy of alterity," a purely horizontal concern for the "other" (197).
Being on its knees-being humble and prayerful--strikes me as a very positive response by the church to postmodernity
A preoccupation with postmodernity
has its clear limits, and Villoro knows them well: they are restricted to the purely thematic.
The psychospiritual diseases of postmodernity
afflict man, woman, and child.
Many of these themes point toward, rather than skirt, the conditions of postmodernity
Overlaid over all three generations is the late capitalist change of cultural production and the rupture of postmodernity
It is, perhaps in this light that postmodernity
has emerged to revision and interrogate the assumptions of modernity.
This is particularly a concern when a text deals with a concept like postmodernism, and some essays in this collection have a theoretical density which perhaps makes them best suited to those who have already spent some time engaged with ideas around postmodernity
Rather than following theorists like Derrida or Agamben, who no longer see an 'outside' to the dominant neoliberal capitalistic order, Negri wishes to stress the immanent (and importantly, excessive) potentialities of resistance that emerge according to the logic of global biopolitical capitalistic percolation: 'one of the specificities of postmodernity
is the reversibility of its effects: any domination is also always resistance' (36).
The adjective "postmodernist" implies a considerable quantity of questions with regards to the murky relationship between postmodernity
But also like Pynchon, Auster relegates European American women and African Americans to either a marginal position or a primal state and renders them as static beings untouchable and untouched by postmodernity
This history, Betz believes, points the way to an alternative to the failed enterprises of both modernity and postmodernity
, as Hamann has already "anticipated" thinkers like Barth (288), Buber (158), Derrida (175, 227), Hegel (75, 258), Nietzsche (191, 313), Heidegger (175, 227, 327), Kierkegaard (59, 86, 95, 282, 288), Saussure (145, 332), and Wittgenstein (313).
or generalizations with respect to postmodernity
Theories are placed in the socio-political context in which they arose, and the whole text is located in the context of contemporary debates about modernity and postmodernity
The four issues relating to church and mission in the West discussed here are: the historical and emerging importance of studying people in order to share the Gospel; a historical overview of the development of the "missional church idea"; a dialogue between modernity and postmodernity
in the church; and, the postmodern and global challenge to move from structure to liminality or from linear to spatial.