Transforming Postliberal Theology Paperback

George Lindbeck, Pragmatism and Scripture

by C. C. Pecknold;


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Transforming Postliberal Theology

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Transforming Postliberal Theology responds to George Lindbeck's seminal proposal for postliberalism in The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age some twenty years after its first publication. Occasioned by new studies in the theological and religious roots of pragmatic philosophy, Pecknold argues that postliberalism represents 'a new pragmatism' that rediscovers its theological and semiotic roots in Scripture. Testing this hypothesis, Pecknold assesses Lindbeck's book, and; the book's critics read, to ask if there are good, immanent reasons for long-standing criticisms to remain. Pecknold proposes that problems readers have with postliberalism can be resolved through deeper engagements with Lindbeck's pragmatism. Arguing that Augustine stands at the roots of a kind of 'scriptural pragmatism' appropriate to Lindbeck's postliberalism, Pecknold shows that Christian theology has incarnational and trinitarian resources for the 'theo-semiotic' repair of entire traditions of inquiry without capitulating to pragmatic tendencies towards relativism, or postliberal tendencies towards sectarianism.Displaying the theo-semiotic influence of Augustine on Peter Ochs' rabbinic pragmatism and Lindbeck's Christian pragmatism, Pecknold also uncovers significant theo-political implications for the scriptural relationship between the Church and Israel, and through this relationship, rediscovers the necessity of a return to Scripture for ecclesial communities that are prepared to engage in responsible repair of the world. Transforming Postliberal Theology entails a rediscovery and creative development of postliberalism for a new generation of theologians and other thinkers who recognize the centrality of the Bible for the reformation of thought and action in the church and in the world.

Transforming Postliberal Theology by C. C. Pecknold was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in October 2005. The ISBN for Transforming Postliberal Theology is 9780567030344.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (October 2005)
Weight219g
Number of Pages182
Thickness9 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780567030344
ISBN-100567030342
Product Code1192336
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