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1 Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought In Twentieth-Century America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), 96.
2 Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004), 107, 113.
3 Myron B. Penner, ed., Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2005), 210f.
4 Jean-Francois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1984), xxiv.
5 Glen Ward, Postmodernism (Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill, 2003), 162.
6 What the very first words refer to is never explained because there were no other words to which to refer.
7 For a more complete definition of “anti-realism,” see Robert Audi, ed., The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999), 33.
8 See Foucault’s This Is Not a Pipe (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1983), 49.
9 Ward, Postmodernism, 77. For a systematic analysis and critique of Postmodernism, we recommend Christopher Norris’ The Truth About Postmodernism (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1996).