First, the issue at hand is a biblical issue, not a historical issue. Second, post-modernism is a result of the Enlightenment period. It's philosophy and the break away from thinking biblically that lead to the post-modern thinking. To give an example, the pre-modern era started with the assumption that you had to start with God, then your conclusions about ultimate reality would be correct. The modern era came around, and things like Darwinism came into existence. You start with the assumption that it's possible there might be a God, but you can think independently from God. Finally, once you start to think away from a biblical ground, you are lead into post-modernism. This is where everything is relative. Nothing really matters. There is no such thing as truth.
Originally Posted by Rufus
That's just a short understanding of things. Pre-modern would be men like: Thomas Aquinas; Modern era would be: Spinoza, Kant, etc.; Post-modern would be: Bernard Crick, Thomas Kuhn, etc. If anything, Luther was pre-modern. He wanted and stood for truth. Since he knew there was truth, and his starting point was God, then protestantism's foundation can't (doesn't have the ability to) lead to post-modern thinking.
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