N T Wright’s postmodern nonsense

31 Dec

Damian Thompson comments here about Tom Wright’s remarks on the current financial situation

“The last four months”, opines the bishop, “have done, in economics, what September 11 2001 did in the world of power: provide a moment when the abstract analysis offered by postmodernity suddenly became concrete.”

Like Thompson, I’m afraid I don’t have a clue what he means. As an evangelical I would have expected Wright to be a little more definite. Thompson suggests his remarks are because “like so many clergymen-academics, he can’t resist the odd little postmodern swagger”. I’ll have to find out a bit more I think.


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