This provocative addition to The Church and Postmodern Culture series offers a lively rereading of Charles Sheldon's In His Steps as a constructive way forward. John D. Caputo introduces the notion of why the church needs deconstruction, positively defines deconstruction's role in renewal, deconstructs idols of the church, and imagines the future of the church in addressing the practical implications of this for the church's life through liturgy, worship, preaching, and teaching. Students of philosophy, theology, religion, and ministry, as well as others interested in engaging postmodernism and the emerging church phenomenon, will welcome this provocative, non-technical work.read more
Reviews for What Would Jesus Deconstruct? : The Good News of Postmode...
Luis Alexandre Ribeiro Branco
I will attempt to make it short and clear not going into the particulars of the book, but given an overall overview of it. The book from the very beginning starts with a conjectural statement of what would Jesus do in different situations. There isn't a single preposition acceptable in that regard of what Jesus would act based on his character, testimony and view of the Scripture, rather, the book induces the reader to assume that by chance or forced by culture Jesus would act according to their thinking. I would surmise that the writer did not read Romans 11:34: "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" The answer is NONE! Consequently, making conjectures of how he would act using behavionism as something that Jesus would get along with is unacceptable. It is not philosophy because there is no logic on it, rather, it looks more like a cheap astrology book.
The assertion of the writer which says: "Deconstruction saves us from idolatry, while scriptural literalism succumbs to the idolatry of a book." Demonstrates the writer's total ignorance towards the Protestant Reformation assumption.