I finally finished The Challenge of Jesus by N. T. Write. While I struggled through the first half of the book, the second half was something I was able to grasp more fully without having to read every other line ten times. These quotes are strictly from the last two chapters, dealing with Christianity in the post-modern world.
“Motive, goal, identity – all these have been undermined by the shifting sands of postmodernity.”
“[Postmodernity] is…a necessary judgment on the arrogance of modernity, a judgment from within. Our task is to reflect on this moment of despair within our culture, and, reflecting biblically and christianly, to see our way through the moment of despair and out the other side.”
“Telling yourself to hope is not the same as hoping; but if it’s all you can do, it’s better than nothing.”
“They thereby became part of the…
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