Just caught up on the news that Stanley Grenz has died. At Paul Fromont’s “Prodigal Kiwi” blog:
What a shock. Stanley would have been 55 this year.
Stanley Grenz is known for his contribution to a progressive Evangelical engagement with postmodernity in the United States.
Stanley Grenz books
Primer on Postmodernism, 1996. The first chapter gives us the beautiful metaphor for modernism and postmodernism – Star Trek as a series. The first series – boldness and certainty. The second series – humility, subtlety and uncertainty. It’s on the list for this research blog.
Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era, 2000. Here Stanley’s paving the way for a more ‘generous orthodoxy’ in which Christians can get over the polarisation between Evangelical and Liberal.
Rediscovering the Triune God, 2004. An exploration of trinitarian theology – forming the basis for a relational approach to Christian faith.
I’m glad Stanley managed to publish so much of his thinking. I’m sad that I won’t get the chance to meet him in person, or dialogue with him online, or see his ongoing development of theology.
The official site of Stanley Grenz is at http://www.stanleyjgrenz.com/