As I have written in this month’s article, ‘‘postmodern’’ describes the times in which we live. This is a 1994 book and none of the books in the footnotes on this subject date before 1989. Veith presents a sobering and thought-provoking look at ourselves, especially in America. He quotes Princeton theologian Diogenes Allen saying, ‘‘A massive intellectual revolution is taking place that is perhaps as great as that which marked off the modern world from the Middle Ages.’’
The greatest value of the book is that it puts into words what most believers have observed but have not connected to a philosophy of our culture. It helps tie together style, literature, media, music, education and politics that seem to have no unifying theme. It also presents many helpful ideas for about how to minister to this new generation.