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Fenwick W.

English
Postmodernism-A Paradigm Shift
By: Melody A. Wilson
EDUL 7043 (PhD Course) by

William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
Pre-Modernism

Pre-modernism is the time period which


began shortly after the New Testament
was written. It was known as the
Christian era filled with creeds,
dogmatism, orthodoxy, tradition, and
had no clear line of demarcation
between the material and spiritual
worlds.

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
Modernism

is synonymous with the


humanist philosophy of the
Enlightenment which began in the
17th Century, and according to some,
ended with the fall of communism. In
its very basic summation it was a
movement that was optimistic about
discovering universal truth that would
explain all of life

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift

Postmodernists believe that the idea


of objective knowledge or that we
can know things with certainty.
Knowledge, on the whole, is seen as
uncertain, subjective, relative, and
hence tentative.

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
Postmodernism

is about challenging
and opening up the central premise
that only one set of borders are
possible to define and support
professional practice.

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
Postmodernism-It

is about
constructing a way of looking at the
world of ideas, concepts and systems
of thought . . .

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift

What is a paradigm?

A paradigm is ones model for


interpreting
reality

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
Postmodernism
Multiple views of reality
Modernism

Reality is discerned through an objective

Any doctrine is open to examination

One Reality
Reality is testable

Truth is discovered and context free

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift

The newiest trend in management consulting is faith based leader


Max De Pree (2000) writes:

leadership involves more than a charismatic personality or parti

Skills; rather, leadership is about character. Character does not em

from nowhere but springs from deeply held convictionsif leaders


To withstand the inherent pressures in their positionsthen their
Character must be anchored in faith. (p. viii)

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift

Postmodernism-A Paradigm
Shift
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Educational Administration. Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd. Springfield,
Illinois, 2003.

Grenz, Stanley J. A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids: Eedmans,


1996.

Hawkins, Craig S. The Bible, Logic, and the Postmodern Predicament,


copyright 2000;
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McCallum, Dennis, ed. The Death of Truth: Whats Wrong with


Multiculturalism, the Rejection of Reason, and the New Postmodern
Diversity. Minneapolis: Bethany, 1996.

Phillip, Timothy R., and Dennis L. Okholm, eds. Christian Apologetics in the
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