Leithart Among the Postmoderns
I have begun reading Solomon Among the Postmoderns by Peter Leithart. I have slowly begun to read Leithart more and more. I don’t, often, come to his same conclusions, but he is one of the most thoughtful writers I know. He stretches my interests and my convictions. In this book, Leithart – who is probably more sympathetic to postmodernism that I’m comfortable with – writes to his readers (especially ones like me):
When I started Solomon Among the Postmoderns, I was aiming at mainly anti-postmodern Christians. By presenting central postmodern themes in a way that postmodernists would recocgnize, I hope to isolate the specific places where Christians must challenge postmodern theory. Many of the most vocal [anti-postmoderns] highlight epistemological issues, challenging what they perceive as postmodern “relativism.” Epistemology is not, however, as central as [they] suggest, and at least the most sophisticated writers rearely mean to say the outlandish things [ant-postmoderns] attribute to them.
To me, epistemology is central – probably mainly from my presuppositionalism. So, I am willing to listen. But I think I will again simply be stretched rather then comply.