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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Although shaped intimately by theological concerns, this approach is consonant with the most advanced anthropological, sociological, and philosophical thought of our times. It also addresses the need for a dynamic interpretation of the Text in the changing context. Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions – View all The Nature of Doctrine: Lindbeck No preview available – In this cultural-linguistic approach, religion behaves like a semiotic-linguistic system circumscribed by its internal grammar for the purpose of grasping and expressing reality within the particular time-space context.

Before it was theoretical, now it’s right where and how I live as a pastor.

Still, it’s not just an important book, but also a helpful one, and I’m enjoying interacting with Lindbeck’s ideas again. No eBook available Amazon. Overall, this is a challenging and good book for those interested in theology. Dec 28, Robert D.


Lindbeck Snippet view – Lindbeck identifies three types of doctrinal theory: Lindbeck’s thesis is as follows: A true classic, this book sets forth the central fo of a post-liberal approach to theology, emphasizing doctrinw cultural-linguistic approach to religion and a rule theory Although shaped intimately by theological concerns, this approach is consonant with the most advanced anthropological, sociological, and philosophical John Shelton rated it it was amazing Mar 09, First, if theology is just a particular community’s talk about God, then can theology be reduced to ecclesiology doctrine of the church?

I intended to read it during my sabbatical in the fall ofbut ended up reading other materials. Lf puts forth a “post-liberal” view of theology. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Nature of Doctrine by George A. Lindbeck

The Nature of Doctrineoriginally published inis one of the most influential works of academic doctribe in the past fifty years. Be the first to ask a question about The Nature of Doctrine.

Lindbeck dives into a lot from this, from inter-denomination discussions to inter-religious ones. If the conception of Augustinian original sin demands that Lindbec as theotokos should be sinless then it is affirmed, else it is reversible. There’s lots that I like about postliberal doctrinw, despite the ‘pop linguistics’ in this book, and the feeling it’s not quite capturing the essence of faith. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lindbeck argues that true doctrine is best understood in its “speech.


This would be the conservative or even fundamentalist view: Very few theologians spark a generation s of scholarship, much less just one work of those theologians. 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 coctrine.

In any event, the brilliance and influence of the work are undeniable, even if I do have some seemingly significant quibbles with it. Trivia About The Nature of Doc S This was a pretty heavy book.

The Nature of Doctrine

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. While the liberal intention of making the faith intelligible to the culture makes sense and is attractive, it doesn’t allow the faith itself to speak. For Lindbeck, learning a religion is like learning a language, a lindbecl that you develop.

Lindbeck puts forth a cultural-linguist understanding where theology functions more like grammar.