The Challenge of Postmodernism to Christian theology: Methodological and Radical Strategies of Engagement

Roman SOLOVIY

Abstract


The article looks into the main interpretations of the postmodernism in the contemporary Continental philosophy of religion and theology. The author concludes that contemporary Continental thought understands postmodernism not as hostile to the Christian worldview paradigm, with the main features of relativism, skepticism and nihilism, but as productive methodological tool, which is in unison with the fundamental aspects of Christian thought, and can help to develop sustainable forms of Christian faith and practice for the contemporary world. The author identifies two main versions of postmodernism in contemporary Continental school – methodological and epistemological (M. Westphal) and radically deconstructivist (J. Caputo).


Keywords


Postmodernism; Continental philosophy of religion; M. Westphal; J. Caputo; Epistemology; Deconstruction; Radical theology.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29357/issn.2521-179X.2016.17.222

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