“in our contemporary Western cultures is not so much a renunciation of metanarratives but the dominance of a new one, namely, the metanarrative of coming from nowhere and going nowhere but making things up as we go, in between birth and death. This nihilism (lit., “nothingnessism”) aspires to the status of absolute ideology just as surely”

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Horton, Michael S.