When? Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:30
Where? BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212, 303-284-0194
BookBar “is a bookshop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers. And a fabulous cafe, too”.
The term “postmodernism” has functioned as a term of both celebration and rebuke for much of contemporary history since the Vietnam era. It has especially defined the spiritual heritage of the West during that period, serving as a badge of identity for religious seekers of three generations as well as the perennial whipping boy for conservatives and fundamentalists.
What has postmodernism wrought, and is it finally over? Come hear University of Denver Professor Carl Raschke, internationally recognized as the “inventor” of religious postmodernism, answer these questions while reflecting on the changes and upheaval in our culture during the past half -century. Title: “Bye, Bye Xanadu: Postmodernism as our 50-Year Spiritual Odyssey From the Hippies To The Millennials”.
Raschke will also discuss and sign his latest book Postmodern Theology: A Biopic .
Raschke has published over 20 books and is the author among others of of Force of God, Critical Theology, GloboChrist, The Next Reformation, Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory, Fire And Roses, and The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University.
The talk and book signing is the first of a three-part monthly series entitled “Critical Conversations – Taking the Spiritual Temper of Our Time.”
Praise for Postmodern Theology: A Biopic (Wipf and Stock, 2017).
“ . . . an extremely readable introduction to ‘Postmodern Theology.’ Raschke critically, generously, and humorously presents the most important antecedents, developments, and consequences of this influential theological movement. It directly confronts thinkers like Caputo, Altizer, and Mark Taylor. Parallel to this Raschke offers a clear and in-depth introduction to Derrida and Deleuze’s philosophies, which not only made postmodern theology possible, but have also shaped the course of contemporary theological and political discourse.” – Kurt Appel, University of Vienna