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Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

A crisis of authority defines modernity. The crisis in the Christian West dates to the Reformation and the church-and-state conflicts based upon the question: whose Christianity? The crisis deepened during the Enlightenment as advances in science, reason, and technology changed the question: Christianity or not? By the 1960s, post-structuralism or postmodernity had posed the very question of authority and asserted competing authorities.

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This document was originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2016 ©, Harvard Theological Review, 109(1), 144-155. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1017/S0017816015000528.

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