The Theology Pugcast: Deconstructing Critical Theory
In today’s show Glenn explains how some evangelicals have managed to climb onto the critical theory bandwagon.
He begins with a quick overview of the modernist-fundamentalist controversy of the late 19th and early 20th century, he then shows how this created a void that critical theory has recently filled.
Tom and Chris along with Glenn point out the Marxist roots of critical theory, underscoring its materialism and its agonism–i.e. “progress through violence”. (That’s why there’s no reasoning with critical theory–words, even reason itself–are merely other means for getting your way.)
Can “progressive evangelicals” find their way out of this morass? The Lord knows and time will tell–but the Pugcasters are not hopeful.