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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Refresh and try again. I had to read this in one sitting for class this week, so it’s narure possible my confusion and issues with the work will be resolved once I’m allowed more time to digest and re-read portions that were murky to me. Much like how learning a language demands the subject to immerse oneself in another’s culture, environment, native speakers, and history, learning how to do theology or say religious claims equally demands the like.

The Nature of Doctrine by George A. Lindbeck

Westminster John Knox Press Amazon. We cannot assume all religious experiences are the same, for all take place in cultures and religions that explain them differently. What it doesn’t do, at least for me, is give an adequate explanation of religious origins. Danny Roman rated it liked it Oct 04, David rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Wishing to develop an understanding of doctrine that will aid ecumenical discussion, Lindbeck sketches in this book his well-known regulative or rule theory of doctrine.


He makes a distinction between doctrines and the terminology and conceptuality linxbeck which they are formulated in order to show the unconditionality and permanence of the classical creeds.

Before it was theoretical, now it’s right where and how I live as a pastor. Provocative, accessible, ecumenical, pragmatic — everything the classic primer on post-liberal theology ought to be. The classic book on post-liberal theology. Lindbeck published a small book with a rather boring title which subsequently shook the very foundations of neo-liberal theology. If you do too, naturf check this one out.

Lindbeck No preview available – And this ecumenical and broadly interreligious concerns is the starting point for his methodology.

It also addresses the need for a dynamic interpretation of the Text in the changing context. This was a very important book.

But he concludes that in terms of ecumenical applications it scores above the other models. Interesting ideas, but the socio-cultural approach begs the question of objectivity. L It’s important, if not ultimately persuasive. Jan 24, Jeff rated it it was amazing. 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, the 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.

Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. This is the clear benefit of Lindbeck’s postliberal or cultural-linguistic theology. It’s absorbing how people talk about God that forms how to talk about God.

The Nature of Doctrine

And one that was part of the milieu of other theologians who have deeply influenced my own thinking. The Overall, I appreciate what Lindbeck is trying to do here: That would be the experiential-expressive model of liberalism. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lindbeck Snippet view – My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Be the first to ask a question about The Nature of Doctrine. His ad hoc use of extra-biblical resources from contemporary sociological and philosophical literature for the theologizing purposes is commendable. Although shaped intimately by theological concerns, this approach is consonant with the most advanced anthropological, sociological, and philosophical thought of our times.

Lindbeck identifies three thhe of doctrinal theory: Lindbeck puts forth a cultural-linguist understanding where theology functions more like grammar. Lindbeck’s system is by no means air-tight not self-evident, and he hints as much.

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes an English translation of the foreword to the German edition and a complete bibliography of Lindbeck’s work. Lindbsck humans have a feeling of dependence on something beyond, something transcendent.

Essentially, theology takes place locally and contextually. Not an easy read, but certainly the right place to start for a nice introduction to postliberal theology. Trivia About The Nature of Natuer Log In Sign Up.

The Nature of Doctrine by George A. I don’t see how postliberal theology can demand this from its followers.