Professor Dale Martin in conversation with Blogging Theology

I intent to upload smaller sections, do subtitles, and create a timeline.

We discuss theology, Jesus, the Bible, postmodernism, was Muhammad a Prophet of God, and Dale Martin’s latest book ‘Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century’

Categories: Blogging Theology Youtube, Christianity, Christology, Dr Dale B. Martin, Islam, Muhammad

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  1. this was a delight to watch!

  2. I see postmodernism often as trying to be creative in finding ways to justify one’s desire….

    Excerpt from wikipedia on postmodernism…..

    …In part in reference to post-modernism, conservative English philosopher Roger Scruton wrote, “A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”[103] Similarly, Dick Hebdige criticized the vagueness of the term, enumerating a long list of otherwise unrelated concepts that people have designated as “postmodernism”, from “the décor of a room” or “a ‘scratch’ video”, to fear of nuclear armageddon and the “implosion of meaning”, and stated that anything that could signify all of those things was “a buzzword”.[104]

    The linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky has said that postmodernism is meaningless because it adds nothing to analytical or empirical knowledge. He asks why postmodernist intellectuals do not respond like people in other fields when asked, “what are the principles of their theories, on what evidence are they based, what do they explain that wasn’t already obvious, etc.?…If [these requests] can’t be met, then I’d suggest recourse to Hume’s advice in similar circumstances: ‘to the flames’.”[105]

    Christian philosopher William Lane Craig has said “The idea that we live in a postmodern culture is a myth. In fact, a postmodern culture is an impossibility; it would be utterly unliveable. People are not relativistic when it comes to matters of science, engineering, and technology; rather, they are relativistic and pluralistic in matters of religion and ethics. But, of course, that’s not postmodernism; that’s modernism!”[106]…..

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