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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I am not convinced Lindbeck avoids the same critique that Langdon Gilkey delivered to and subsequently finished neo-Orthodoxy: We may misconstrue it through a cultural lens but the experience is nonetheless real or a fantasy not worth bothering over.

Jonathan Malone rated it really liked it Oct 15, 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

I’m glad there are people who think so deeply as this and develop the basic theory that undergirds what I do. Trivia About The Nature of Doc Westminster John Knox Press- Religion – pages. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes an English translation of the foreword to the German edition and a complete bibliography of Lindbeck’s work.

The Overall, I appreciate what Lindbeck is trying to do here: 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. One of the few books I’ve rated with 5 stars, nqture because of the book’s influence.


Lindbeck Limited preview – If Karl Barth delivered a mortal blow to liberalism, Lindbeck nailed the lid shut on the coffin. Lindbeck Snippet view – The death of god theologians dlctrine doing their thing and every one thought they were hip. Not literally heavy, as its only pages. In any event, the brilliance and influence of the work are undeniable, even if I do have some linsbeck significant quibbles with it.

A true classic, this book sets forth the central tenets of a lindbsck approach to theology, emphasizing a cultural-linguistic approach to religion and a rule theory of doctrine. What it doesn’t do, at least for me, is give an adequate explanation of religious origins. This view often then emphasizes similarities in religions because people across cultures have similar experiences. Oct 07, David rated it really liked it Shelves: If you do too, then check this one out.

He begins by discussing the traditional approaches to religion and theology. In short, the cultural-linguistic approach parallels talking about God and learning a language.

Aug 09, Ryan rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. MUCH better the second time around! Lindy Backues rated doctgine it was amazing Jun 29, Apr 13, Sooho Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: L It’s important, if not ultimately persuasive.

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

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. 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.


Very few theologians spark a generation s of scholarship, much less just one work of those theologians. A Critical Review David Muthukumar.

Lindbeck puts forth a cultural-linguist understanding where theology functions more like grammar. I thought his last chapter on hermeneutics was somewhat helpful, but also murky. Jeremy Garber rated it it was amazing May 11, There’s lots that I like about postliberal theology, despite the ‘pop linguistics’ in this book, and the feeling it’s not quite capturing the essence of faith.

Westminster John Knox Press Amazon. Lindbck Nature of Doctrine: 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! 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 doctrune the same human experiences that we all share.

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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this, Lindbeck seemed to have succumbed to the relativizing tendencies that he is set to counter.