To Secular/Post Moderns

NOTE: see Context > Philosophical > Postmodernism for many more resources.


Bjork, David. “A Model for Analysis of Incarnational Ministry in Post-Christian Lands.” Missiology 25:3 (July 1997): 279-91.
Greenham, Ant. “Secular Europe Won’t Take Our Gospel Medicine.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 28:3 (July 1992): 292-99.
Kurten, Tage. “Theology and the Secular Fallacy: An Outline of Contextual Theology.” Studia Theologica 44 (1990): 137-48.
Lyman, J. Margaret. Understanding Religious Pluralism Urbanization, and Secularization, How They Affect the Church, and How the Church Can Respond 2003 (13 page academic paper – Fuller)
Murphy, Nancy and James McClendon. “Distinguishing Modern and Postmodern Theologies.” Modern Theology 5 (1989),
Simpson, Theo. “Theology in Context.” Theology 95 (September/October 1992): 343-353.


Anderson, Walter Truett. ed. The Truth About the Truth: De-Confusing and Re-Constructing the Postmodern World. J.P. Tarcher, 1995. 272 pages.
Best, Steven and Douglas Kellner. Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations. New York: Guilford Press, 1991.
Borgmann, Albert. Crossing the Postmodern Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1992.
Braaten, Carl and Robert Jensen, eds. The Strange New Word of the Gospel: ReEvangelizing in the Postmodern World.Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.
Bridges, James K. ed. Pentecostal Gifts and Ministries in a Postmodern Era. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2004. (226 pages)
Brueggemann, Walter, Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth, Fortress, 2003, 176 pages.
Brueggemann, Walter, et al. Struggling with Scripture, Westminster John Knox, 2002, 96 pages.
Brueggemann, Walter. Finally Comes the Poet. Fortress Press, 1990. 165 pages.
Brueggemann, Walter. Texts Under Negotiation. Fortress Press, 1994. 117 pages.
Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. Fortress Press, 2001. 151 pages.
Budde, Michael. The (Magic) Kingdom of God. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.
Burce, Jerome. Proclaiming the Scandal: Reflections on Postmodern Ministry. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000.
Caputo, John D. The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida: Religion without Religion. Indiana Univ., 1997.
Caputo, John D., and Scanlon, Michael J., eds. God, the Gift, and Postmodernism. Indiana Univ., 1999. 322 pages.
Carson, Don, ed. Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2000.
Clapp, Rodney. A Peculiar People. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1996.
Connor, Steven. Postmodernist Culture: An Introduction to the Theory of the Contemporary. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1989.
Cunningham, Connor. Genealogy of Nihilism. London: Routledge Publishers, 2002.
Diamond, Jared. Guns Germs and Steel. W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. 480 pages.
Donovan, Vincent. Christianity Rediscovered. Orbis, 2003 (1978). 169 pages.
Erickson, Millard. Truth or Consequences: The Premise and Perils of Postmodernism. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2001.
Fitch, David. The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2005.
Franke, John R. & Stanely J. Grenz. Beyond Foundationalism. Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. 296 pages.
Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch. The Shaping of Things to Come. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2003.
Gay, Craig M.. The Way of the (Modern) World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
Giddens, Anthony. Modernity and SelfIdentity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1991.
Giddens, Anthony. The Consequences of Modernity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990.
Goodall, Jane. A Reason for Hope. Warner, 1999, 282 pages.
Green, Joel, and Baker, Mark. Recovering the Scandal of the Cross. InterVarsity, 2000. 229 pages.
Greer, Robert C. Mapping Postmodernism: A Survey of Christian Options. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Press, 2001.
Grenz, Stanley. A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
Guder, Darrell, ed.. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
Harvey, David . The Condition of Postmodernity.Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1990.
Hauerwas, Stanley. After Christendom. Nashville: Abingdon, 1991.
Haught, John. God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution. Westview, 2000. 221 pages.
Hunsberger, George and C. VanGelder, eds. Between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
Hunter III, George G.  Church for the Unchurched.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.
Hunter III, George G.  How to Reach Secular People. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992.
Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham,NC: Duke University Press, 1991.
Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. Oxford University Press, 2003. 270 pages.
Johnson, Stephen. Emergence. Scribner, 2002. 288 pages.
Johnston, Graham. Preaching to a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001. (189 pages)
Jones, Tony. Postmodern Youth Ministry. Zondervan, 2001. 240 pages.
Jones, Tony. Soul Shaper. Zondervan, 2003. 253 pages.
Kallenberg, Brad. Live to Tell: Evangelism in a Postmodern Age. Brazos, 2004. (144 pages)
Kenneson, Phil. Life on the Vine. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1999.
Kenneson, Phil. Selling Out the Church. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1997.
Kimball, Dan. Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. (192 pages)
Kimball, Dan. The Emerging Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. (272 pages)
Kraus, C. Norman An Intrusive Gospel?: Christian Mission in the Postmodern World 1998
Lakeland, Paul. Postmodernity Christian Identity in a Fragmented Age. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.
Lamott, Anne. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anchor, 2000. 288 pages.
Lindbeck, George. The Church in a PostLiberal Age. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.
Lindbeck, George. The Nature of Doctrine. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1984.
Lose, David J. Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003. (264 pages)
Lundin, Roger. The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.
Lyotard, JeanFrancois. The Postmodern Explained. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
MacIntyre, Alasdair. .After Virtue. Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1982. (difficult)
McClendon, James, Jr. Witness: Systematic Theology. Vol. 3. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000,
McLaren Brian D. Finding Faith. Zondervan, 2000. 304 pages.
McLaren, Brian D. A Generous Orthodoxy. Emergent/YS, September 2004. 200 pages.
McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christian . Jossey_Bass, 2001. 192 pages.
McLaren, Brian D. Church on the Other Side. Zondervan, 2003. 240 pages.
McLaren, Brian D. More Ready Than You Realize. Zondervan, 2002. 192 pages.
McLaren, Brian D. The Story We Find Ourselves In . Jossey_Bass, 2003. 192 pages.
Middleton, J.R. and B. Walsh. Truth is Stranger Than It Used to Be. Downers Grove IL: IVP, 1995.
Milbank, John and Catherine Pickstock. Radical Orthodoxy. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
Milbank, John. Theology and Social Theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990.
Myers, Joseph R. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups. Emergent YS, 2003. 154 pages.
Nash, Robert N. An 8-Track Church in a CD World: The Modern Church in the Postmodern World. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2001. (144 pages)
Newbigin, Lesslie. The Open Secret. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995. 200 pages.
Newbigin, Lesslie. Truth and Authority in Modernity. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996. 85 pages.
Okholm, Dennis. Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World. Downers Grove: IVP, 1995.
Penner, Myron, ed. Christianity and the Postmodern Turn. Grand Raids: Brazos, 2006.
Peters, Ted. God & The World’s Future: Systematic Theology for a New Era. Fortress, 2000. 402 pages.
Placher, William. Unapologetic Theology: A Christian Voice in a Pluralistic Conversation. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1989.
Redman, Robb. The Great Worship Awakening: Singing a New Song in the Postmodern Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. (224 pages)
Reid, John, Lesslie Newbigin, D. J. Pullinger Modern, Postmodern and Christian 1996 About this book
Rozko, J.R. Restoring Hope to the Church in Western Culture: Exploring the Relationship Between Culture, Theology, and the Church(2006) 374 page academic paper, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Shaw, R. Daniel and Charles E. van Engen. Communicating God’s Word In a Complex World: God’s Truth or Hocus Pocus? Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. (259 pages)
Slaughter, Michael. The Unlearning Church. Group Pub. 2002. 224 pages
Smith, Chuck. The End of the World as We Know It. Colorado Springs: WaterBrooks, 2000.
Smith, Huston. Beyond the Post-Modern Mind. Quest, 1989. 281 pages.
Smith, James K.A. Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, And Foucault to Church (Church and Postmodern Culture). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.
Stetzer, Ed, Planting Churches in a Postmodern Age. Broadman & Holman, 2003.
Sweet, Leonard et al. The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives. Emergent YS. 2003. 263 pages
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. Postmodern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church. Broadman & Holman, 2000. (224 pages)
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. A is for Abductive: The Languageof the Emerging Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. (338 pages)
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. Carpe Manana: Is Your Church Ready to Seize Tomorrow?Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. (208 pages)
Sweet, Leonard. Postmodern Pilgrims.Nashville: Broadmann & Holman, 2000.
Sweet, Leonard. Soul Tsunami. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.
Tanner, Kathryn. Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology. Fortress, 1997, 196 pages.
Tomlinson, Dave. The Post_Evangelical. Emergent/YS, 2003. 146 pages.
Toulmin, Stephen. Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity. New York: The Free Press, 1990.
Towns, Elmer and Warren Bird. Into the Future: Turning Today’s Church Trends into Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. (244 pages)
Van Hoozer, Kevin, ed. Cambridge Companion Guide to Postmodern Literature. Oxford: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Vieth, Gene Edward, Jr. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Wheaton, IL., Crossway Books, 1994.
Volf, Miroslav. Exclusion and Embrace. Abingdon, 1996. 336 pages.
Ward, Graham, ed. The Postmodern God.Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997. (difficult) 1 st essay
Webber, Robert E. The Younger Evangelicals. Baker Book House, 2002. 288 pages.
Webber, Robert. Ancient Future Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2003.
Webber, Robert. Ancient Future Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999.
Westerhoff, John H. III. Will Our Children Have Faith? Morehouse Publishing, 2000. 176 pages.
Westphal, Merold, ed. Postmodern Philosophy and Christian ThoughtBloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Wilber, Ken. A Theory of Everything. Shambala, 2000. 189 pages.
Wilber, Ken. The Marriage of Sense and Soul. Broadway, 1998. 225 pages.
Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy. Harper SanFrancisco, 1998. 448 pages.
Zahniser, A. H. Mathias. Symbol and Ceremony: Making Disciples Across Cultures. MARC, 1997. 236 pages.

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