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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This has been one of the most formative books in my life. John Shelton rated it it was doctrind Mar 09, If you do too, then check this one out.

Feb 02, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. In any event, the brilliance and influence of the work narure undeniable, even if I do have some seemingly significant quibbles with it. If Karl Barth delivered a mortal blow to liberalism, Lindbeck nailed the lid shut on the coffin. The Nature of Doctrine is, as Lindbeck confessed, an introduction to what he calls “postliberal theology.

I have seen the word “intratextual” thrown around in other places and know I finally know what that means too; this quote sums it up nicely: Instead you must live in the community.


Trivia About The Nature of Doc Put differently, if theology is just language, then does it linddbeck if that language is historically accurate — e. Danny Roman rated it liked it Oct 04, Lindbeck points out problems with the first two and then expounds upon his cultural-lingusist system.

And the non-foundationalist epistemology.

The Nature of Doctrine

Selected pages Title Page. Note the subtle argument. This is a work that all theologians and advanced students should know. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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I want to go back to my naturf and look up some of the references to Lindbeck. Lindbeck Snippet view – But he lidbeck that in terms of ecumenical applications it scores above the other models. Anyway, the second approach is the emotive-expressivist if I recall the name right, the book is in my basement right now and I don’t feel like retrieving it!

Lindbeck’s thesis is as follows: I am not convinced Lindbeck avoids the same critique that Langdon Gilkey delivered to and subsequently finished neo-Orthodoxy: Aug 09, Ryan rated it really liked it.

His primary critique is against the liberal experiential-expressivists paradigm in its generalizing universalizing of variegated lindneck expressions through a common core like love or Ultimate and relativizing of difference through subjective emphasis. This is the view that roots theology in experiences of God.


And one that was part of the milieu of other theologians who have deeply influenced my own thinking. In short, the cultural-linguistic approach parallels talking about God and learning a language.

Mar 06, Leonard Houx rated it really liked it. In his view, doctrines are Kuhn has argued in reference to science, and Wittgenstein in philosophy, the norms of reasonableness are too rich and subtle to be adequately specified in any general theory of reason or knowledge. I’m not entirely clear on who decides what doctrines are open to reformulation and how such a decision is reached. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It’s absorbing how people talk about God that forms how to talk about God.