Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism
and the Religion Singularity
Jeshua B. Branch
Branch earned his Ph.D. in theology and apologetics from Liberty University. He is passionate about inspiring Christians to live faithfully on mission for Jesus Christ in a postmodern world. He lives in Williamsburg, VA and is married to his college sweetheart, Megan. Together, they have 3 daughters: Elena, Elora, and Eliza.
Termed the “religion singularity” by Kenneth Howard, the habitual fragmentation of institutional Christianity has led to the exponential growth in denominations and worship centers despite the annual growth rate of new believers remaining the same. Howard has concluded that denominations are unlikely to survive this crisis, although worship centers are much more likely to survive if they are willing to be flexible. The purpose of this article is to identify the epistemic trends that have led to the destabilization of institutional Christianity over the last century, namely the shifting worldview from modernity to postmodernity, and how this shift has influenced the rise of nondenominational house church attendance in American Christianity.
Keywords: Foundationalism, Institutional Christianity, Nondenominational Churches,
Religion Singularity, Postmodernity
Author: Jeshua B. Branch
Title: "Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism and the Religion Singularity"
Journal: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry
Journal Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Date: Spring 2019
(footnote) Jeshua B. Branch, “Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism and the Religion Singularity,” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 1-9, https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no1.01.
(bibliography) Branch, Jeshua B. “Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism and the Religion Singularity,” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no1.01.
Branch, Jeshua B. “Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism and the Religion Singularity.” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 2019, doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no1.01, pp. 1-9.
Branch, J. B. (2019). Grenz and Franke’s Post-Foundationalism and the Religion Singularity. Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, 1(1), 1-9. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no1.01.
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