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I'm a modern man, a man for the millennium, digital and smoke-free. A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist. Politically, anatomically, and ecologically incorrect.Mike Nelson Postmodern Sayings By Mike Nelson: I'm a modern man, a man for the millennium, digital and smoke-free. A diversified multicultural
I'm not a twentieth-century novelist, I'm not modern, and certainly not postmodern. I follow the form of the nineteenth-century novel; that was the century that produced the models of the form. I'm old-fashioned, a storyteller. I'm not an analyst, and I'm not an intellectual.John Irving Postmodern Sayings By John Irving: I'm not a twentieth-century novelist, I'm not modern, and certainly not postmodern. I follow the
Not only have past processes made us what we are-"modern" or "postmodern" selves, rather than "medieval" or "early modern" selves-but by explaining them we both account for and implicitly justify present realities.Brad S. Gregory Postmodern Sayings By Brad S. Gregory: Not only have past processes made us what we are-"modern" or "postmodern" selves, rather than
A little of this, a little of that - a little of me, a little of you - put it together what do you have? postmodern soup ...John Geddes Postmodern Sayings By John Geddes: A little of this, a little of that - a little of me, a little
Every last minute of my life has been preordained and I'm sick and tired of it.
How this feels is I'm just another task in God's daily planner: the Italian Renaissance penciled in for right after the Dark Ages.
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The Information Age is scheduled immediately after the Industrial Revolution. Then the Postmodern Era, then the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine. Check. Pestilence. Check. War. Check. Death. Check. And between the big events, the earthquakes and the tidal waves, God's got me squeezed in for a cameo appearance. Then maybe in thirty years, or maybe next year, God's daily planner has me finished.
Chuck Palahniuk Postmodern Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: Every last minute of my life has been preordained and I'm sick and tired of
Because of this Christian materialism, a catholic postmodernism (or postmodern catholicity) affirms sacramentality on two levels. On the one hand, it affirms a general sacramentality: the whole world has potential to function as a window to God and a means of grace from God because God himself affirms materiality as a good thing. We see this not only in creation itself but also in the reaffirmation of it in the incarnation, in which God is happy to inhabit the goodness of flesh. Furthermore, materiality receives an eschatological affirmation in our hope for the resurrection of the body. Even the future kingdom will be a material environment of sacramentality. On the other hand, when an incarnational ontology and anthropology are linked with our earlier affirmation of time and tradition, a catholic postmodernism also affirms a special sacramentality - a special presence and means of grace in the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist.James K.A. Smith Postmodern Sayings By James K.A. Smith: Because of this Christian materialism, a catholic postmodernism (or postmodern catholicity) affirms sacramentality on two
The missional church is not a new trend or the latest new technique for reaching postmodern people.Alan Hirsch Postmodern Sayings By Alan Hirsch: The missional church is not a new trend or the latest new technique for reaching
Lyotard addresses... in Postmodern Fables... [that] ideas of difference, alterity and multiculturalism have become nothing more than streams of cultural capital, streams which themselves fashion, and are fashioned by, the demands of the global market. Hence, the following irony: 'What cultural capitalism has found is the marketplace of singularities'. The result of this discovery, which even reduces the 'postmodern' celebration of difference or otherness to a marketable strategy, is that ideas are stripped of their intrinsic value (value-rationality) and are judged by their value as commodities. This leads to the production of thought that is itself devoid of difference, for streams of cultural capital 'must all go in the right direction' and 'must converge'. Global capitalism, while appearing to affirm the potentiality of cultural differentiation, in fact subordinates difference and alterity to an instrumental logic of exchange, performance and control.Nicholas Gane Postmodern Sayings By Nicholas Gane: Lyotard addresses... in Postmodern Fables... [that] ideas of difference, alterity and multiculturalism have become nothing
In that sense, Obama is America's first postmodern president. If his predecessors tended to see the world in terms of good and evil, Obama sees the world in terms of victims and victimizers - with the United States often in the role of victimizer. In that view, long favored by the academic left that shaped a young Barack Obama, American foreign policy is one long train of abuses, marked by casual aggression and eager imperiousness.Stephen F. Hayes Postmodern Sayings By Stephen F. Hayes: In that sense, Obama is America's first postmodern president. If his predecessors tended to see
Stroll on. When the going gets tough, the postmodern analyst goes shopping.Chris Jenks Postmodern Sayings By Chris Jenks: Stroll on. When the going gets tough, the postmodern analyst goes shopping.
Classical apologetics operates with a very modern notion of reason; "presuppositional" apologetics, on the other hand, is postmodern (and Augustinian!) insofar as it recognizes the role of presuppositions in both what counts as truth and what is recognized as true.James K.A. Smith Postmodern Sayings By James K.A. Smith: Classical apologetics operates with a very modern notion of reason; "presuppositional" apologetics, on the other
Whereas modern cynicism brought despair about the ability of the human species to realize laudable ideals, postmodern cynicism doesn't - not because it's optimistic, but because it can't take ideals seriously in the first place. The prevailing attitude is Absurdism. A postmodern magazine may be irreverent, but not bitterly irreverent, for it's not purposefully irreverent; its aim is indiscriminate, because everyone is equally ridiculous. And anyway, there's no moral basis for passing judgment. Just sit back and enjoy the show.Robert Wright Postmodern Sayings By Robert Wright: Whereas modern cynicism brought despair about the ability of the human species to realize laudable
Indeed, this is what modern and postmodern masculinity has been all about-men behaving like little boys forever, serving themselves in the name of self-discovery. (Can we imagine someone like Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill talking about going on a quest to find his masculine self? They were too busy changing the world.)Richard D. Phillips Postmodern Sayings By Richard D. Phillips: Indeed, this is what modern and postmodern masculinity has been all about-men behaving like little
If you are preaching on the first commandment ("Thou shalt have no other gods before me") or Ephesians 5:5 (which calls greed idolatry) or any of the several hundred other places in the Bible that speak of idols, you could quote David Foster Wallace, the late postmodern novelist. In his Kenyon College commencement speech he argues eloquently and forcefully that "everyone worships. The only choice we get is what to worship."32 He goes on to say everyone has to "tap real meaning in life," and whatever you use to do that, whether it is money, beauty, power, intellect, or something else, it will drive your life because it is essentially a form of worship. He enumerates why each form of worship does not merely make you fragile and exhausted but can "eat you alive." If you lay out his argument in support of fundamental biblical teaching, even the most secular audience will get quiet and keep listening to what you say next.Timothy J. Keller Postmodern Sayings By Timothy J. Keller: If you are preaching on the first commandment ("Thou shalt have no other gods before
Sinjin was sitting bare-chested with Petra's blue feather boa wrapped around his neck and draped over his shoulder. His long dark curls had been teased and sprayed into a sexy mane. Heavy black eyeliner rimmed his eyes. "Am I not gorgeous? I want to snog myself. I'm like a postmodern Lord Byron." "You put the ironic in Byronic," Petra quipped. "Well said, luv.Libba Bray Postmodern Sayings By Libba Bray: Sinjin was sitting bare-chested with Petra's blue feather boa wrapped around his neck and draped
The overriding sense of Tokyo ... is that it is a city devoted to the new, sped up in a subtle but profound way: a postmodern science-fiction story set ten minutes in the future.David Rakoff Postmodern Sayings By David Rakoff: The overriding sense of Tokyo ... is that it is a city devoted to the
We attend a postmodern meeting, and everyone leaves happy because everyone at the meeting was able to express himself or herself, even if no decisions were made. We give equal awards to our kids so nobody feels left out. Our news media is more concerned with the question, "How did that make you feel?" than any other.Gudjon Bergmann Postmodern Sayings By Gudjon Bergmann: We attend a postmodern meeting, and everyone leaves happy because everyone at the meeting was
There are some beautiful books out there. But the ones that leave me cold are the ones where I feel - it's that postmodern thing - it's more experimentation with language than it is a deep compassionate falling into another human being's experience.Andre Dubus III Postmodern Sayings By Andre Dubus III: There are some beautiful books out there. But the ones that leave me cold are
Try this for deviancy: fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' conscience; what purebloods see reflected there sickens them. So they blame you for holding the mirror."
I hid my shock by asking when purebloods might blame themselves.
Mephi replied, "History suggests, not until they are made to.
David Mitchell Postmodern Sayings By David Mitchell: Try this for deviancy: fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' conscience; what purebloods see
In my defense, I love the book in a postmodern kind of way where I've always sensed that it contains something that I relate to. I think it's the kind of book that echoes my beliefs and my sentiments and I've always related well to people who have read the book and I've written about the book. You know, I majored in comp lit and it's possible, it's very possible to read a book without reading it in the traditional straightforward manner. You can read about a book, Joe. Do you know what I mean? Do you understand?Caroline Kepnes Postmodern Sayings By Caroline Kepnes: In my defense, I love the book in a postmodern kind of way where I've
Judge not lest ye be judged" has become the battle cry not only for biblically illiterate secularists, but for professing evangelicals as well. Postmodern hypersensitivity is not a malady merely for unbelievers; Christians are downright allergic to judging.Todd Friel Postmodern Sayings By Todd Friel: Judge not lest ye be judged" has become the battle cry not only for biblically
Centerless pop-culture country full of marginalized subnations that are themselves postmodern, looped, self-referential, self-obsessed, voyeuristic, passive, slack-jawed, debased.D.T. Max Postmodern Sayings By D.T. Max: Centerless pop-culture country full of marginalized subnations that are themselves postmodern, looped, self-referential, self-obsessed, voyeuristic,
The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan.Christine Pelosi Postmodern Sayings By Christine Pelosi: The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam
The history of the bagel suggests that Americans' shifting, blended, multi-ethnic eating habits are signs neither of postmodern decadence, ethnic fragmentation, nor corporate hegemony. If we do not understand how a bagel could sometimes be Jewish, sometimes be "New York," and sometimes be American, or why it is that Pakistanis now sell bagels to both Anglos and Tejanos in Houston, it is in part because we have too hastily assumed that our tendency to cross cultural boundaries in order to eat ethnic foods is a recent development - and a culinary symptom of all that has gone wrong with contemporary culture.

It is not. The bagel tells a different kind of American tale. It high- lights ways that the production, exchange, marketing, and consumption of food have generated new identities - for foods and eaters alike.
Donna Gabaccia Postmodern Sayings By Donna Gabaccia: The history of the bagel suggests that Americans' shifting, blended, multi-ethnic eating habits are signs
Yes, he scorned his family's decadent ways, but perhaps that wasn't so much about the money per se, but rather the wastefulness of it; the lack of energy and drive it represented, as if the Ransomes were - like that postmodern throng of the famous-for-being-famous set - some odd collection of spoiled Emperor-brats walking a red carpet without any discernible talent to clothe them. The things the Ransomes - and their once-large fortune - could have accomplished ... they could have changed the world, or at least impacted it in positive ways.Roberta Pearce Postmodern Sayings By Roberta Pearce: Yes, he scorned his family's decadent ways, but perhaps that wasn't so much about the
I, for one, am happy to see the end of Christendom. I'm glad that we can no longer rely on temporal, cultural supports to reinforce our message or the validity of our presence. I suspect that the increasing marginalization of the Christian movement in the West is the very thing that will wake us up to the marvelously exciting, dangerous, and confronting message of Jesus. If we are exiles on foreign soil - post-Christendom, postmodern, postliterate, and so on - then maybe at last it's time to start living like exiles, as a pesky, fringe-dwelling alternative to the dominant forces of our times. As the saying goes, "Way out people know the way out."[8Michael Frost Postmodern Sayings By Michael Frost: I, for one, am happy to see the end of Christendom. I'm glad that we
Atomize and refigure the word.Christopher H. Sartisohn Postmodern Sayings By Christopher H. Sartisohn: Atomize and refigure the word.
Postmodern people have been rejecting Christianity for years, thinking that it was indistinguishable from moralism.Timothy Keller Postmodern Sayings By Timothy Keller: Postmodern people have been rejecting Christianity for years, thinking that it was indistinguishable from moralism.
... anyway it wasn't your reading that started this. It was the laugher, the carefree laughter, the three dimensional Coca Cola advertisement that you were, the try-anything-once friends, the imperviousness to all that came before you, the chain phone calls, the in-jokes, the instant success, the beach houses, the white lace underwear, the private dancing, the good-graced acceptance pf part-time shift work, the apparent absence of expectations, the ever-changing disposable cults of the rural, the family, the eastern, the modern, the postmodern, the impoverished, the sleekly deregulated, the orgasm, the feminine, the feminist, and then the way you canceled with the air of one making a saladElliot Perlman Postmodern Sayings By Elliot Perlman: ... anyway it wasn't your reading that started this. It was the laugher, the carefree
Sometimes ... we don't want to feel like a postmodern, postfeminist, overstretched woman but, rather, a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in our languorous wake.Nigella Lawson Postmodern Sayings By Nigella Lawson: Sometimes ... we don't want to feel like a postmodern, postfeminist, overstretched woman but, rather,
[I]n so far as postmodern politics involves a '[t]heoretical retreat from the problem of domination within capitalism,' it is here, in this silent suspension of class analysis, that we are dealing with an exemplary case of the mechanism of ideological displacement: when class antagonism is disavowed, when its key structuring role is suspended, 'other markers of social difference may come to bear an inordinate weight; indeed, they may bear all the weight of the sufferings produced by capitalism in addition to that attributable to the explicitly politicized marking.' In other words, this displacement accounts for the somewhat 'excessive' way the discourse of postmodern identity politics insists on the horrors of sexism, racism, and so on - this 'excess' comes from the fact that these other '-isms' have to bear the surplus-investment from the class struggle whose extent is not acknowledged.Slavoj Zizek Postmodern Sayings By Slavoj Zizek: [I]n so far as postmodern politics involves a '[t]heoretical retreat from the problem of domination
Whether we admit it or not, as people of faith, we sift our theology through Scripture, Church history and tradition, our reason, and our own experience. Most Christians, even the most committed of the sola scriptura crowd, use these four pillars
at varying degrees of importance and strength
to figure out the ways of God in our world and what it means here and now for our walking-around lives. And taking this a bit further into postmodern territory, we can also admit that we are relying on our own imperfect and subjective interpretations of those pillars, too.
Sarah Bessey Postmodern Sayings By Sarah Bessey: Whether we admit it or not, as people of faith, we sift our theology through
Her point is that, contrary to the prevailing flatland postmodern view, not only is cultural evolution not an ethnocentric or eurocentric notion, it is the only way out of the hidden ethnocentrism of most "progressive" circles of Western social science, which in fact discourage the cultural evolution that alone would transcend the ethnocentrism. In other words, although they nobly desire to alleviate oppression, the anti-cultural-evolutionists are part of the very disease they so aggressively denounce. ButKen Wilber Postmodern Sayings By Ken Wilber: Her point is that, contrary to the prevailing flatland postmodern view, not only is cultural
Being postmodern, however, is about being complicit rather than virtuous, it is about approaching categories like Good and Evil with a certain ironic skepticism.Veronica Hollinger Postmodern Sayings By Veronica Hollinger: Being postmodern, however, is about being complicit rather than virtuous, it is about approaching categories
No one has ever been modern. Modernity has never begun. There has never been a modern world. The use of the past perfect tense is important here, for it is a matter of a retrospective sentiment, of a rereading of our history. I am not saying that we are entering a new era; on the contrary we no longer have to continue the headlong flight of the post-post-postmodernists; we are no longer obliged to cling to the avant-garde of the avant-garde; we no longer seek to be even cleverer, even more critical, even deeper into the 'era of suspicion'. No, instead we discover that we have never begun to enter the modern era. Hence the hint of the ludicrous that always accompanies postmodern thinkers; they claim to come after a time that has not even started!Anonymous Postmodern Sayings By Anonymous: No one has ever been modern. Modernity has never begun. There has never been a
... the war about the genocide was truly a postmodern war: a battle between those who believed that because the realities we inhabit are constructs of our imaginations, they are all equally true or false, valid or invalid, just or unjust, and those who believed that constructs of reality can - in fact, must - be judged as right or wrong, good or bad.
While academic debates about the possibility of objective truth and falsehood are often rarified to the point of absurdity, Rwanda demonstrated that the question is a matter of life and death.
Philip Gourevitch Postmodern Sayings By Philip Gourevitch: ... the war about the genocide was truly a postmodern war: a battle between those
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.Kathy Acker Postmodern Sayings By Kathy Acker: I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I
If modern design moved the stage picture away from the specific, tangible, illusionistic world of Romanticism and Realism into a generalized, theatrical, and poetic realm in which the pictorial image functioned as an extension of the playwright's themes and structures (a metanarrative), then postmodern design is a dissonant reminder that no single point of view can predominate, even within a single image.Arnold Aronson Postmodern Sayings By Arnold Aronson: If modern design moved the stage picture away from the specific, tangible, illusionistic world of
Reagan's easy slippage between movies and reality is synechdochic for a political culture increasingly impervious to distinctions between fiction and history.Michael Rogin Postmodern Sayings By Michael Rogin: Reagan's easy slippage between movies and reality is synechdochic for a political culture increasingly impervious
Weber sandstone a billion years old. This rock was Precambrian, I read, a term like postmodern, suggesting that what it names is so mysterious as to require identification by what it isn't.Jim Paul Postmodern Sayings By Jim Paul: Weber sandstone a billion years old. This rock was Precambrian, I read, a term like
As yet, though we live in a culture in which images are the dominant currency of communication, we have been unable to form an adequate picture of the future. Despite the new electronic power to create instant image flow, the ability to see the more diffuse Postmodern connections . . . has become more difficult. . . . It is harder to visualize a multinational identity than a local entity. We can only see the world by forming a picture through various specialized mediations. . . . We now lack a convincing vision...Scott Bukatman Postmodern Sayings By Scott Bukatman: As yet, though we live in a culture in which images are the dominant currency
Look around you. Watch how people function and interact with one another. You'll see this is going on everywhere all the time. People devour each other in the name of love, or family or country. But that's an excuse; they're just hungry and want to be fed. Read their faces, the newspapers, read what it says on their T-shirts! 'I think you're mistaking me for someone who gives a shit.' 'My parents went to London but all they brought me back was this lousy T-shirt.' 'So many women, so little time.' 'Whoever dies with the most toys, wins.' They're supposed to be funny, witty, and postmodern, Miranda. But the truth is they're only stating a fact: Me. I come first. Get out of my way.Jonathan Carroll Postmodern Sayings By Jonathan Carroll: Look around you. Watch how people function and interact with one another. You'll see this
The individual seeks out the heat of the crowd, in this century, to protect himself against the cold emanating from the corpse of the world.Nicolas Gomez Davila Postmodern Sayings By Nicolas Gomez Davila: The individual seeks out the heat of the crowd, in this century, to protect himself
Protestants at one time were confident that their free form of confession was a vast improvement upon Catholic private confession to a priest because it is voluntary, demystified, and not routinized. But amid the acids of modernity it has volunteered itself right out of existence. Demystification has dwindled into desacralization. The escape from routinization has become a convenient cover for the demise of repentance. The postmodern pastor is trying to learn anew to listen to the deeper range of feelings of others, without forgetfulness of the Word of God.Thomas C. Oden Postmodern Sayings By Thomas C. Oden: Protestants at one time were confident that their free form of confession was a vast
In our postmodern culture which is TV dominated, image sensitive, and morally vacuous, personality is everything and character is increasingly irrelevant.David F. Wells Postmodern Sayings By David F. Wells: In our postmodern culture which is TV dominated, image sensitive, and morally vacuous, personality is
it sometimes seems to me the entire postmodern assault on the concept of truth has been staged to avoid just this conclusion: some cultures are simply more productive than othersAndrew Klavan Postmodern Sayings By Andrew Klavan: it sometimes seems to me the entire postmodern assault on the concept of truth has
In a postmodern world where all religious activity is seen as what we do for God, we need to proclaim Christianity is about what God has done for us.Jefferson Bethke Postmodern Sayings By Jefferson Bethke: In a postmodern world where all religious activity is seen as what we do for
Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed to fend off any power that might claim our loyalty. It is a habit of mind that insulates postmodern life from the sober potency of arguments and the force of evidence, from the rightful claims of reason and the wisdom of the past.R. R. Reno Postmodern Sayings By R. R. Reno: Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed
Necessity used to be the mother of invention, but then we ran out of things that were necessary. The postmodern mother of invention is desire; we don't really "need" anything new, so we only create what we want.Chuck Klosterman Postmodern Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: Necessity used to be the mother of invention, but then we ran out of things
Indeed, in our day "truth has perished" not only in the sense that integrity is at a low ebb, but as a result of postmodern sensibilities that find it difficult to see what all the fuss is about: all these religious claims are driven by sociological pressures, aren't they, and not by a divine Being who actually speaks objective truth? And so we rush to perdition.D. A. Carson Postmodern Sayings By D. A. Carson: Indeed, in our day "truth has perished" not only in the sense that integrity is
Linda Mallory is the postmodern fuck.Percival Everett Postmodern Sayings By Percival Everett: Linda Mallory is the postmodern fuck.
I am a postmodern romantic. I try to use their way to photograph, and at the same time, incorporate the problems that I feel in a country like Guatemala.Luis Gonzalez Postmodern Sayings By Luis Gonzalez: I am a postmodern romantic. I try to use their way to photograph, and at
Postmodern theatre seems unwilling to listen to talk about textual or theatrical heritage, which it treats as no more than memory in the technical sense of that word, as an immediately available and reusable memory bank.Patrice Pavis Postmodern Sayings By Patrice Pavis: Postmodern theatre seems unwilling to listen to talk about textual or theatrical heritage, which it
I love the fact that I can go to a museum now that tells me I'm in the postmodern age.Fred D'Aguiar Postmodern Sayings By Fred D'Aguiar: I love the fact that I can go to a museum now that tells me
Some years ago, I was invited to speak in Houston, Texas. They said I was a founder of 'postmodern theatre'. So I said to my office, 'This is ridiculous for me to go and speak about postmodern theatre when I don't know what it means, but ... they're paying me a lot of money, so I'll go.'Robert Wilson Postmodern Sayings By Robert Wilson: Some years ago, I was invited to speak in Houston, Texas. They said I was
It is possible to see slavery and serfdom merely as extreme early forms of autocratic management, in which employees had no voice whatsoever in the work process and were viewed not as human beings but as alienated forms of individual wealth. Slavery, in this sense, did not die; it continues in modern dress in contemporary organizations wherever managers exercise autocratic power, unequal status, or arbitrary privileges, no matter how scientific the terminology or postmodern the imageKenneth Cloke Postmodern Sayings By Kenneth Cloke: It is possible to see slavery and serfdom merely as extreme early forms of autocratic
Postmodern irony and cynicism's become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what's wrong, because they'll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists. Irony's gone from liberating to enslaving ... The postmodern founders' patricidal work was great, but patricide produces orphans, and no amount of revelry can make up for the fact that writers my age have been literary orphans throughout our formative years.David Foster Wallace Postmodern Sayings By David Foster Wallace: Postmodern irony and cynicism's become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and
There was a sense that the one true theory had been discovered. Nothing else was important or worth thinking about. Seminars devoted to string theory sprang up at many of the major universities and research institutes. At Harvard, the string theory seminar was called the Postmodern Physics seminar.
This appellation was not meant ironically.
Lee Smolin Postmodern Sayings By Lee Smolin: There was a sense that the one true theory had been discovered. Nothing else was
One of the stated goals of the postmodern movement in architecture was a greater sensitivity to the people who live in or use newly designed buildings.Martin Filler Postmodern Sayings By Martin Filler: One of the stated goals of the postmodern movement in architecture was a greater sensitivity
when it comes to the postmodern applications and contemporary relevance of depth psychology, the Jungian perspective is where the action is.Christopher Hauke Postmodern Sayings By Christopher Hauke: when it comes to the postmodern applications and contemporary relevance of depth psychology, the Jungian
The common-sense notion that 'There is a time and place for everything' gets carried into a set of prescriptions which replicate the social order by assigning social meanings to spaces and times.David Harvey Postmodern Sayings By David Harvey: The common-sense notion that 'There is a time and place for everything' gets carried into
Many in the church have turned their back on serious study, and have embraced an anti-intellectualism which refuses to learn anything from scholarship at all lest it corrupt their pure faith. It is time to end this standoff, and to reestablish a hermeneutic of trust (itself a sign of the gospel!) in place of the hermeneutic of suspicion which the church has so disastrously borrowed from the postmodern world.N. T. Wright Postmodern Sayings By N. T. Wright: Many in the church have turned their back on serious study, and have embraced an
It is often said that in today's modern and postmodern world that the forces of darkness are upon us. But I think not; in the Dark and the Deep there are truths that can always heal. It is not the forces of darkness but of shallowness that everywhere threaten the true, and the good, and the beautiful, and that ironically announce themselves as deep and profound. It is an exuberant and fearess shallowness that everywhere is the modern danger, the modern threat, and that everywhere nonetheless calls to us as savior.Ken Wilber Postmodern Sayings By Ken Wilber: It is often said that in today's modern and postmodern world that the forces of
Shift from modern nuclear family to the postmodern permeable family.David Elkind Postmodern Sayings By David Elkind: Shift from modern nuclear family to the postmodern permeable family.
Packed with fascinating personal perspective and testimony, Michael Takiffs A Complicated Man wholly justifies its title. The book is far more than a kaleidoscopic oral biography of President Bill Clinton. Aspect by aspect, it guides us through the struggles of postmodern America, as the most ambitious baby boomer of his generation seeks to modernize the Democratic Party-and, as in a Greek drama, is fated to be destroyed. Veritably, an all-American saga, with a cast of thousands-favorable and unfavorable.Nigel Hamilton Postmodern Sayings By Nigel Hamilton: Packed with fascinating personal perspective and testimony, Michael Takiffs A Complicated Man wholly justifies its
What we were trying to do was take the notion of Greek tragedy, of fated and doomed people, and instead of these Olympian gods, indifferent, venal, selfish, hurling lightning bolts and hitting people in the ass for no reason - instead of those guys whipping it on Oedipus or Achilles, it's the postmodern institutions ... those are the indifferent gods.David Simon Postmodern Sayings By David Simon: What we were trying to do was take the notion of Greek tragedy, of fated
In a famous hoax, physicist Alan Sokal submitted an article to a leading journal of cultural studies purporting to describe how quantum gravity could produce a "liberatory postmodern science." The article, which parodied the convoluted style of argument in the fashionable academic world of cultural studies, was promptly published by the editors. Sokal announced that his intention was to test the intellectual standards of the discipline by checking whether the journal would publish a piece "liberally salted with nonsense." Sokal, "A Physicist Experiments with Cultural Studies," April 15, 1996,Dani Rodrik Postmodern Sayings By Dani Rodrik: In a famous hoax, physicist Alan Sokal submitted an article to a leading journal of
The book has many different characteristics: some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits, but there are also a fair number of postmodern traits, and the self-consciousness is one.Jeffrey Eugenides Postmodern Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: The book has many different characteristics: some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits, but there are
The body of work I create combines traditional storylines and postmodern narrative strategies to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics and conflict, as well as the push towards - and resistance against - modernization.Aman Mojadidi Postmodern Sayings By Aman Mojadidi: The body of work I create combines traditional storylines and postmodern narrative strategies to approach
It is a world completely rotten with wealth, power, senility, indifference, puritanism and mental hygiene, poverty and waste, technological futility and aimless violence, and yet I cannot help but feel it has about it something of the dawning of the universe. Perhaps because the entire world continues to dream of New York, even as New York dominates and exploits it.Jean Baudrillard Postmodern Sayings By Jean Baudrillard: It is a world completely rotten with wealth, power, senility, indifference, puritanism and mental hygiene,
The idea that it's unloving to defend truth or confront lies is one of the arrogant opinions of this postmodern age that needs to be torn down (2 Cor. 10:5). Authentic love "rejoices with the truth" (1 Cor. 13:6).Anonymous Postmodern Sayings By Anonymous: The idea that it's unloving to defend truth or confront lies is one of the
The subject of feminism cannot be purely a fiction, as some postmodern writers suggest, produced by the discourses of power.Alison Assiter Postmodern Sayings By Alison Assiter: The subject of feminism cannot be purely a fiction, as some postmodern writers suggest, produced
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.Jean-Francois Lyotard Postmodern Sayings By Jean-Francois Lyotard: A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is
The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly.Umberto Eco Postmodern Sayings By Umberto Eco: The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot
Understanding otaku-hood, I think, is one of the keys to understanding the culture of the Web. There is something profoundly postnational about it, extra-geographic. We are all curators, in the postmodern world, whether we want to be or not.William Gibson Postmodern Sayings By William Gibson: Understanding otaku-hood, I think, is one of the keys to understanding the culture of the
Dialogue with Catholics and other nonevangelical Christians offered some correction to the Church Growth movement's fixation on cultural accommodation and baptism rates. However - save for those few who converted - evangelicals attracted to other Christian traditions have made those traditions their own. They assemble do-it-yourself liturgies from a hodgepodge of monastic prayers and mystics' visions. They lionize medieval dissenters - Celtic monks, or renegade Franciscans - but don't understand their broader Catholic context. Without quite realizing what they have done, evangelicals often use these ancient teachings and practices to confirm, rather than challenge, their own assumptions. History becomes a sidekick to one's twenty-first-century journey with Jesus.Molly Worthen Postmodern Sayings By Molly Worthen: Dialogue with Catholics and other nonevangelical Christians offered some correction to the Church Growth movement's
Concerning [postmodern] ideas, let us not mince words. The ideas are profoundly dangerous. They subvert our civilization by denying that truth is found by conscientious attempts accurately to portray a reality that exists independently of our perception or attitudes or other attributes such as race, ethnicity, sex or class.George Will Postmodern Sayings By George Will: Concerning [postmodern] ideas, let us not mince words. The ideas are profoundly dangerous. They subvert
Who am I? According to the prevailing worldview in our postmodern culture, I'm nothing. Why am I here? I am here to make the most of it, to consume and enjoy while I can. What Is Wrong with the World? If you ask proponents of postmodernism what is wrong with the world, the answer is very simple. People are either insufficiently educated or insufficiently governed. That's what's wrong with the world. People either don't know enough, or they are not being watched enough. How Can What Is Wrong Be Made Right? The solution to our woes is more education and more government. That's the only answer our culture can propose: teach people more stuff and give them more information. HowJohn Piper Postmodern Sayings By John Piper: Who am I? According to the prevailing worldview in our postmodern culture, I'm nothing. Why
No single thing abides; and all things are fucked up.Philip K. Dick Postmodern Sayings By Philip K. Dick: No single thing abides; and all things are fucked up.
Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.Jean-Francois Lyotard Postmodern Sayings By Jean-Francois Lyotard: Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what
What is Southern California but an ever-changing dreamscape backdrop for the postmodern ideal? The psychology of the postmodern world is the continual state of change as we live in its idealist manufactured dream, built by developers.John Van Hamersveld Postmodern Sayings By John Van Hamersveld: What is Southern California but an ever-changing dreamscape backdrop for the postmodern ideal? The psychology
If the kingdom of God had departments, we'd want to work in research and development. We felt like Jesus didn't hang out at the synagogue, he hung out at wells. Coffeehouses are postmodern wells. Let's not wait for people to come to us, let's go to them.Mark Batterson Postmodern Sayings By Mark Batterson: If the kingdom of God had departments, we'd want to work in research and development.
This, of course, is because today's postfeminist era is also today's postmodern era, in which supposedly everybody now knows everything about what's really going on underneath all the semiotic codes and cultural conventions, and everybody supposedly knows what paradigms everybody is operating out of, and so we're all as individuals held to be far more responsible for our sexuality, since everything we do is now unprecedentedly conscious and informed.David Foster Wallace Postmodern Sayings By David Foster Wallace: This, of course, is because today's postfeminist era is also today's postmodern era, in which
But although the rules are vague
And widely disregarded now
Some precepts remain: live with love -
That is a rule we all can understand;
Forgive those who need forgiveness,
Which I think is everybody, more or less;
Be kind - that, perhaps, is first and foremost
In any postmodern, new-fangled
Code we devise for ourselves;
Yes, be kind: love one another,
And most of all tend with gentleness
The small patch of terra firma
That is allocated to each of us ...
Alexander McCall Smith Postmodern Sayings By Alexander McCall Smith: But although the rules are vagueAnd widely disregarded nowSome precepts remain: live with love -
The faith engaged with Platonism in the ancient world, with Aristotle in the medieval world, with nominalism in the Reformation era, and with rationalism in the modern world. Now the church must engage with the emergence of a postmodern, post- Christian, neo-pagan world.Robert E. Webber Postmodern Sayings By Robert E. Webber: The faith engaged with Platonism in the ancient world, with Aristotle in the medieval world,
The biggest problem facing our world today is a lack of hope and a lack of meaning. [It's] basically just a postmodern world in which there is no right or wrong, no better or worse.Jon Foreman Postmodern Sayings By Jon Foreman: The biggest problem facing our world today is a lack of hope and a lack
The films I grew up loving, and the art that I love, is not generally the kind of postmodern ironic winking stuff. What lasts is the stuff in which the artists are totally in league with the subject.James Gray Postmodern Sayings By James Gray: The films I grew up loving, and the art that I love, is not generally
I love the combination of smartness, pain, and what one might call conscious postmodern trashiness in this book: a version of the erotic full of nervous tension which animates the sensuality, and also Zimroth's feeling for words, compressed, ironic, withholding, but also 'asking for it ... the siege, the thrill, the battle fatigue.' A profoundly urban book, of harsh memory and fantasy, set in harsher reality.Alicia Ostriker Postmodern Sayings By Alicia Ostriker: I love the combination of smartness, pain, and what one might call conscious postmodern trashiness
Healing must always seek to give voice to suffering, and the greater the range of words and meanings we have at our disposal, the clearer the voice becomes.
Iona Heath in BMJ 2000;320:125 ( 8 January) Review of the book Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age by David Morris
Iona Heath Postmodern Sayings By Iona Heath: Healing must always seek to give voice to suffering, and the greater the range of
I'm a postmodern commentator, and so, in a cheeky parallel to James Joyce or James Kelman, I get to places, verbally, that are a little unusual - when I talk about Jocky Wilson and end up sounding like a Jackson Pollock of the commentary box.Sid Waddell Postmodern Sayings By Sid Waddell: I'm a postmodern commentator, and so, in a cheeky parallel to James Joyce or James
Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups ... So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.Philip K. Dick Postmodern Sayings By Philip K. Dick: Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media,
I spent four years doing a doctorate in postmodern American literature. I can recognize it when I see it.Kate Atkinson Postmodern Sayings By Kate Atkinson: I spent four years doing a doctorate in postmodern American literature. I can recognize it
Part of what Milton valued in a good book then was contact with the mind of an author rendered otherwise inaccessible by distance or time. Such contact is precisely what much modern and postmodern criticism insists we cannot have. Perhaps a secular world view inevitably leads to a universe in which a text is merely a playing field for the reader's own intellectual athleticism. Perhaps only a Christian view (such as Milton's) of the imago descending from God to author to text can preserve the writing of literature as an act of communication.Leland Ryken Postmodern Sayings By Leland Ryken: Part of what Milton valued in a good book then was contact with the mind
I consider Otto Rank to be one of the great spiritual giants of the twentieth century, a genius as a psychologist and a saint as a human being. Though vilified by his original community of Freudians, he never became bitter. He died a feminist and deeply committed to social justice, in 1939 ... His deep understanding of creativity makes him a mentor for all of us living in a postmodern world ... I believe that Art and Artist, especially chapters 12 to 14, may well emerge as the most valuable psychoanalysis of the spiritual life in our time.Matthew Fox Postmodern Sayings By Matthew Fox: I consider Otto Rank to be one of the great spiritual giants of the twentieth
What was true of an ancient community of Christian believers struggling with a powerful and appealing philosophy is also true for Christians in a postmodern context. Arguments that deconstruct the regimes of truth at work in the late modern culture of global capitalism are indispensable. So also is a deeper understanding of the counterideological force of the biblical tradition. But such arguments are no guarantee that the biblical metanarrative will not be co-opted for ideological purposes of violent exclusion, nor do arguments prove the truth of the gospel. Only the nonideological, embracing, forgiving and shalom-filled life of a dynamic Christian community formed by the story of Jesus will prove the gospel to be true and render the idolatrous alternatives fundamentally implausible.Brian J. Walsh Postmodern Sayings By Brian J. Walsh: What was true of an ancient community of Christian believers struggling with a powerful and
Don't you give me that postmodern bullshit. There is truth, There is a truth. And what you want, or you feel, or you need, isn't going to change the truth. Any more than it's going to topple a skyscraper. There's truth, and there's belief. Don't call a mule a stallion.Carol Plum-Ucci Postmodern Sayings By Carol Plum-Ucci: Don't you give me that postmodern bullshit. There is truth, There is a truth. And
The classic images Shakespeare, Balzac, and Tolstoy created were born from their mental wombs. But today's practitioners of literacture have lost that creativity. Their minds give birth only to shattered fragments and freaks, whose brief lives are nothing but cryptic spasms devoid of reason. Then they sweep up these fragments into a bag they peddle under the label 'postmodern' or 'deconstructionist' or 'symbolism' or 'irrational.Liu Cixin Postmodern Sayings By Liu Cixin: The classic images Shakespeare, Balzac, and Tolstoy created were born from their mental wombs. But
[Postmodern photography] implies the exhaustion of the image universe: it suggests that a photographer can find more than enough images already existing in the world without the bother of making new ones.Andy Grundberg Postmodern Sayings By Andy Grundberg: [Postmodern photography] implies the exhaustion of the image universe: it suggests that a photographer can
The postmodern challenge I have heard on numerous occasions goes something like this: "You don't mean to say that you take the Bible literally, do you?" I love to answer with the words of a great Christian who was asked this question and reportedly replied, "The Bible says that Herod is a fox, but we don't think that means he had pointy ears and a bushy tail. It also mentions that Jesus is a door - which does not mean that he is flat, wooden, and swings on hinges.Ravi Zacharias Postmodern Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: The postmodern challenge I have heard on numerous occasions goes something like this: "You don't
"Integrative" simply means that this approach attempts to include as many important truths from as many disciplines as possible-from East as well as the West, from premodern and modern and postmodern, from the hard sciences of physics to the tender sciences of spirituality.Ken Wilber Postmodern Sayings By Ken Wilber: "Integrative" simply means that this approach attempts to include as many important truths from as