The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age an understanding of doctrine that will aid ecumenical discussion, Lindbeck sketches in this. In addition to his account of the nature of religion, George Lindbeck also addresses the relationship between Christianity and other religions, the resolution of. Friday 16th November GMT – Sunday 18th November GMT: Payment facilities will be unavailable on Taylor & Francis Online during this period due.

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In many ways, this is the fhe struggle I have in my own theology and academic life as a Creedal Christian at an institution with little time for classical theological formulations. Help Center Find new research papers in: Very few theologians spark a generation s of scholarship, much less just one work of those theologians. Lindbecks book is one of the defining works of post-liberal theology, perhaps the most interesting theology to come about in the latter half of the 20th Century along with deconstructive llndbeck and radical orthodoxy.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don’t mean by that simply that he doesn’t speak to how religions initially come into existence, but Lindbecck through this book for the second time I find myself asking the same questions that I brought to it six or seven years ago. Paperbackpages. All humans have a feeling of dependence on something beyond, something transcendent.

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Thus reasonableness in religion and theology, as in other domains, has something of that aesthetic character, that quality of unformalizable skill, which we usually associate with the artist or the linguistically competent. This view often then emphasizes similarities in religions because people across cultures have similar experiences. Lindbeck No preview available – That’s a skill not shared by many theologians.

If I want a good story and beauty, then why not go to Tolkien, for example?

Lindbeck’s proposal is attractive and, I think, simple enough for the laity or congregation the true theologians of a particular church to get excited about. I don’t mean by that simply that he doesn’t speak to how religions initially come into existence, but rather, why is it that in evangelistic religions like Christianity, lindbsck Gospel is proclaimed as a series of truths to be believed before it is a language to be spoken and a culture to be embraced.

If you do too, then check this one out. Likely for two reasons: David rated it it was amazing Feb 24, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Account Options Sign in. Reframe theological discourse in such a way that it is possible to be relevant to contemporary concerns and culture while at the same lindheck remaining faithful to historic Creedal Christianity. It is truly seminal and illuminates much theology of the last 25 years. Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age.

The Nature of Doctrine

Interesting ideas, but the socio-cultural approach begs the question of objectivity. Now I finally know some of the alternative views of understanding religion propositional and experiential-expressive and I know what the “liberal” in “post-liberal” means understanding all religion as starting from essentially the same human experiences that we all share.


Lindbwck 07, David rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the few books I’ve rated with 5 stars, mostly because of the book’s influence. After all, Lindbeck is considered one of the central figures in what is known as post-liberalism, and it has long seemed that I have an affinity for that perspective.

Lindbeck identifies three types of linbeck theory: We speak specific languages, which we learn and which help form us. Lindbeck Limited preview – S This was a pretty heavy book. Nov 30, James Prothero rated it liked it.

Dec 28, Robert D. This was a pretty heavy book. And the non-foundationalist epistemology. Second, if theology is cultural-linguistic, then does it have any reality or metaphysical grounding?

The Nature of Doctrine by George A. Lindbeck

Lists with This Book. I should have read this book a couple of years ago. Austin linguistanthropology, and sociology. This is a work that all theologians and advanced students should know.