Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pomo People

I realize it's heretical to say that one can actually understand (hence diffusing the power of) the supposedly impenetrable mystery that is (hushed silence please)... postmodern thought. Still, it is penetrable; and one of the reasons to read First Things is because the journal clearly understood what a healthy, largely positive Christian relation to postmodernity involved waaaaay back in nineteen hundred and ninety-four (i.e. well before the cottage industry of books on the subject).

Still, even this is unremarkable considering the first successful Christian engagement of Pomo people occurred much earlier. Namely, from San Francisco area Spanish Catholic missionaries in the eighteenth century.

I'll be here all night.