From the July/August, 2013 issue of Touchstone
Trinity & Modernity by Ken Myers

Contours of Culture

Trinity & Modernity

by Ken Myers

We have been told that to be postmodern is to approach metanarratives—the Big Stories that explain Life, the Universe, and Everything—with incredulity. Of course, this raises the question of whether or not this definition of the postmodern temperament is itself a metanarrative, but I'll leave that for finer minds than mine to explore.

Possible paradoxes notwithstanding, I have to give grudging credit to Jean-François Lyotard for making this observation, because I do detect among most younger people a yawning indifference to efforts to explain history or . . .


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