The Postmodern Spirit and the Status of God

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Dr. David H. Nikkel, Professor of Religion & Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The postmodern spirit has challenged modern standards of truth and selfhood. This paper overviews possible responses to this postmodern spirit regarding the concept of God (including rejection of any such concept). It argues that a fairly traditional concept of God can be consistent with the postmodern spirit, especially when this concept is modified to include panentheistic immanence. Finally, given the postmodern rejection of absolute or unmediated knowledge, a model of our knowing God through God's embodiment in the world is developed.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Postmodern Spirit, Epistemology, Mediation, Minimalism, Kaufmann, Gordon, McFague, Sallie, Otherness, Death of God, Taylor, Mark C., Leahy, D. G., Process Theology, Panentheism, Body of God, Immanence, General Providence

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