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 Authority||The 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.|
|Inspiration||Emphasis on metaphysics through God's experience of man.||Emphasis on humanity through Man's experience of God.|
|Truth||Absolute, because it is from God.||Relative to the individual, who is attempting to perceive absolute truth from his subjective state.|
|Theological Approach||Systematic/Propositional.||Cultural-Linguistic Narrative|