Friday, January 21, 2011

Is Belief in Revelation Possible in the Postmodern Age?

Today we inhabit a world in which we are assaulted by mass media and connected by the Internet. In effect, virtual reality imitates reality and even supplants it at times. Whereas in the past, philosophical investigations focused on the correspondence between the world of our senses and the world as it is, today we are left wondering whether there is anything beyond our subjective sense perceptions at all.
Is there any substance behind the plethora of images that invade our consciousness and imprint themselves upon our minds? 
The unique challenge that postmodernity poses to traditional faith does not concern particular articles of faith as such – the existence of G-d or the divine origin of the Torah, for example. 
Postmodernism does not so much undermine what we believe as how we believe.
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