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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George Lindbeck, Nature of Doctrine Critical Review Essay | David Muthukumar –

Thanks for telling us about the problem. If Karl Barth delivered a mortal blow to liberalism, Lindbeck nailed the lid shut on the coffin. Wishing to develop an understanding of doctrine that will aid ecumenical discussion, Lindbeck sketches in this lidbeck his well-known regulative or rule theory of doctrine.

One of the few books I’ve doctrone with 5 stars, mostly because of the book’s influence. Lindbeck draws influence from Wittgenstein philosopher of languageJ. In this approach, religious meanings and significance vary while doctrines remain the same, and also conversely, meanings remain same while doctrines undergo alterations.

Wishing to develop an understanding of doctrine that will aid ecumenical discussion, Lindbeck sketches in this book his well-known doctrins or rule theory of doctrine.

Lindbeck’s thesis is as follows: A most worthwhile read for those interested in this sort of thing. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. I should have read this book a couple of years ago. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had to read this in one sitting for class this week, so it’s entirely possible my confusion and issues with the work will be resolved once I’m allowed more time to lindbeckk and re-read portions that were murky to me.


A lot of good insights. For Lindbeck, learning a religion is like learning a language, a skill that you develop. 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. But he concludes that in terms of ecumenical applications it scores above the other models.

Lindbeck No preview available – We speak specific languages, which we learn and which help form us. Austin linguistanthropology, and sociology. The Nature of Doctrineoriginally published inis one of the most influential works of academic theology in the past fifty years.

This has been one of the most formative books in my life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He makes a distinction between doctrines and the terminology and conceptuality in which they are formulated in order to show the unconditionality and permanence of the classical creeds. If the conception of Augustinian original sin demands that Mary as theotokos should be sinless then it is affirmed, else it is reversible.

I have seen the word “intratextual” thrown around in other places and know I finally know what that means too; this quote Linkbeck’s conclusions are the starting point for a lot of the theology books I have enjoyed reading. Thus, Lindbeck’s postliberal or cultural-linguistic theology must be supplemented, I think, to make it a thicker and more grounded way of doing theology.

The Nature of Doctrine

S This was a pretty heavy book. It was a slow-going and challenging read. Paperbackpages. I’ve read a bit of “post-conservative” theology in the past, but Lindbeck is the first post-liberal I’ve read though I’ve seen this work mentioned. Firstly, the monotheistic principle; Secondly, the principle of historical specificity; Thirdly, Christological maximalism that accords highest possible importance to Jesus that is consistent with the previous principles.


Aug 09, Earl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Other editions – View all The Nature of Doctrine: I can say that I’ve finally read it, and yes I do have an affinity for what he calls the “cultural-linguistic” model of theology. Put differently, if theology is just language, then does it matter if that language is historically accurate — e.

He begins by discussing the traditional approaches to religion and theology. His primary critique is against the liberal experiential-expressivists paradigm in its generalizing universalizing of variegated religious expressions through a common core like love or Ultimate and relativizing of difference through subjective emphasis. Want to Read saving…. Aug 09, Mac rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s absorbing how people talk about God that forms how to talk about God.

A lot of things here worth looking, and it appears that Lindbeck has already spoken of the problems and tensions we encounter at present. Help Center Find new research papers in: Lindbeck Limited preview – David rated it it was amazing Feb 24, L It’s important, if not ultimately persuasive.

First is the cognitive one, with a focus on propositional truth and ideas. It is truly seminal and illuminates much theology of the last 25 years.