Modernism and Postmodernism Comparison Chart

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Below is a basic chart which characterizes some of the key differences between Modernism and Postmodernism. The chart is not exhaustive, but a simple introduction for those who might be unfamiliar with the differences.




Biblical AuthorityThe bible is without error in its original form and is therefore absolute truth.The bible is the sacred text of the church and is therefore necessary for all areas of faith.
InspirationEmphasis on metaphysics through God's experience of man.Emphasis on humanity through Man's experience of God.
TruthAbsolute, because it is from God.Relative to the individual, who is attempting to perceive absolute truth from his subjective state.
Theological ApproachSystematic/Propositional.Cultural-Linguistic Narrative
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Modernism and Postmodernism Comparison Chart