2006-03-12

Moving from Vampires to The Lord

Excerpt is taken from Breakpoint Commentary for Nov 25, 2005, "Out of the Darkness From Postmodernism to Faith":

And now another prominent figure has experienced a similar conversion. After writing twenty-five novels steeped in the occult, Anne Rice has returned to Catholicism, the faith of her childhood, and has promised that she will now "write only for the Lord." She's written a book, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, which I have not read, but reviewers say is a faithful account of the one she calls "the ultimate supernatural hero." Anne Rice, writing about Jesus instead of vampires? It's what Newsweek calls a "startling public turnaround"—and that's putting it mildly.

Ok, first things first, I am a little behind in reviewing the email transcripts of the broadcast commentaries.

I still haven't figured out what the postmodern movement is. I had thought it was Christian, but obviously not. So I need to look into this further.

I had not heard about this book or Ms. Rice's changes but am interested in getting a copy and reading it. Has anyone read or heard of it and willing to make some comments?

2 Comments:

Blogger Julie stated ...

I haven't read the book, but it seems vaguely interesting. As for postmodernism - it is a very broad term. historically it is the name of the era we are living in - kinda like the middle ages, or the renaissance, or the moder/enlightenment eras. It began as a term that refered to new types of architecture and then philosophy. As those ideas influenced and changed the world as we know - there came to be the postmodren culture or era. there are postmodern christians, christians who try to reach out to the postmodern culture, and christian who fight postmodernism as the antichrist because it is different from modernism (out of which evangelicalism sprung). Anyway - I'm giving a lecture. I recommend Brian McLaren's 'A New Kind Of Christian" - which is a fictional account of a pastor encountering and exploring all that history and how it affects his faith.

commented at March 13, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Mike Clawson stated ...

If you really want to get a good, basic overview of what postmodernism is all about and how it relates to Christianity, I'd also recommend Stanley Grenz's book A Primer on Postmodernism, and especially chapters 1-3 & 7. It was actually my first real introduction to "postmodernism" as well back in the day. I have it if you want to borrow it.

commented at March 15, 2006 12:14 AM  

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