Nature of Doctrine Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age

ISBN-10: 066423335X

ISBN-13: 9780664233358

Edition: 25th 2009

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The Nature of Doctrine, originally published in 1984, is one of the most influential works of academic theology in the past fifty years. A true classic, this book sets forth the central tenets of a post liberal approach to theology, emphasizing a cultural-linguistic approach to religion and a rule theory of doctrine. In addition to his account of the nature of religion, Lindbeck also addresses the relationship between Christianity and other religions, the resolution of historic doctrinal conflict among Christian communities, and the nature and task of theology itself. Lindbeck is often called the central architect of post liberal theology, which influenced many of the leading contemporary theologians of our day, including Stanley Hauerwas, Bruce Marshall, Bill Placher, Kathryn Tanner, Ron Thiemann, and Charles Wood.This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new afterword by the author, an introduction by contemporary theologian Bruce Marshall, an English translation of the foreword to the German edition, and a complete bibliography of Lindbeck's work.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 7/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: The Nature of Doctrine after 25 Years
Foreword to the German Edition of The Nature of Doctrine
Foreword to the Original Edition
Theory, Ecumenism, and Culture: The Proposal in Context
The Ecumenical Matrix
The Psychosocial Context
Religion and Experience: A Pretheological Inquiry
An Experiential-Expressive Model
A Cultural-Linguistic Alternative
The Inconclusiveness of the Comparison
Many Religions and the One True Faith
The Interrelationships of Religions
Salvation and Other Faiths
Excursus on Religion and Truth
Theories of Doctrine
Doctrines and Their Problems
Grammar and Doctrine, Continuity and Change
A Taxonomy of Doctrines
Testing the Theory: Christology, Mariology, and Infallibilityp77
Nicaea and Chalcedon
Marian Dogmas
The Superiority of a Regulative View
Toward a Postliberal Theology
The Problem of Assessment
Faithfulness as Intratextuality
Applicability as Futurology
Intelligibility as Skill
Afterword: Interreligious Relations and Christian Ecumenism: Revisiting Chapter 3 of The Nature of Doctrine
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