The Church in a Postliberal Age
George A. Lindbeck (edited by James L. Buckley)
Eerdmans, $27, 318 pp.
In 1984, Lutheran theologian George Lindbeck published The Nature of Doctrine. In this new book he admits that he had conceived the earlier book as a slim prolegomenon to a major work in comparative Christian dogmatics. What resulted, however, was the catalyst that crystalized a new and important "postliberal" theology. Lindbeck’s work has been extraordinarily influential and remains required reading. Although postliberal theology may...
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