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Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

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The much discussed notion of postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck. In The Trial of the Witnesses, Paul J. DeHart provides a thorough analysis and critique of postliberal theology, beginning with an examination of the intellectual context of Frei and Lindbeck’s thought and the controversies to which their work has given rise. The book scrutinizes the dogmatic underpinnings of Frei and Lindbeck’s understandings of theology and investigates the key concepts taken from their work which have been used to construct the idea of postliberalism.

The author finds the sharp opposition between “revisionist” and “postliberal” modes of theology conceptually incoherent and misleading. He argues that the contributions of both Frei and Lindbeck are distorted by the prevalent tendency to interpret them through these categories. In conclusion, he outlines an alternative understanding of Christian faith and its cultural transactions, and a different configuration of the task of theology, which together enable him to reconceptualize these thinkers’ contributions to contemporary theological discussion.

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Associating "postliberalism" most closely with the works of Yale theologians Hans Frei and George Lindbeck, DeHart (theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School) defines it as the attempted construction of a distinct approach to Christian theology's basic procedures and self- understanding which opposes "liberal," "modernist," or "revisionist" trends that are seen as covertly threatening or undermining the basic theological task of enabling Christian witness. In this work he traces the development of Frei and Lindbeck's ideas from the 1980s and later and describes their reception. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The much discussed notion of postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck. In The Trial of the Witnesses, Paul J. DeHart provides a thorough analysis and critique of postliberal theology, beginning with an examination of the intellectual context of Frei and Lindbeck's thought and the controversies to which their work has given rise. The book scrutinizes the dogmatic underpinnings of Frei and Lindbeck's understandings of theology and investigates the key concepts taken from their work which have been used to construct the idea of postliberalism.

Synopsis:

The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck.

  • An analysis and critique of the much-discussed idea of postliberal theology

  • Provides an overview of postliberalism and the controversies which resulted

  • Compares the writings of theologians Hans Frei and George Lindbeck, from which postliberal theology developed, and uncovers important differences in their thought

  • Reconceptualizes these thinkers’ contributions to contemporary theological discussion

  • Published in the prestigious Challenges in Contemporary Theology series.

Synopsis:

The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck.

About the Author

Paul J. DeHart is Associate Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School. His first book, Beyond the Necessary God, appeared in 2000.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Genesis of a Concept: Postliberalism and its Opponents.

Preparation: 1945–54.

Exploring New Directions at Yale: 1955–64.

A Tendency Takes Shape: 1965–74.

The “Yale School” before Postliberalism: 1975–84.

The Crystallization and Contentious Reception of Postliberalism: 1985–94.

The Decline of Postliberalism: 1995 to the Present.

The Goal of the Present Work.

2. George Lindbeck: Theology and the Ecclesial People of Witness.

Orthodoxy and Society after Christendom.

Community Definition by Grammatical Rules.

The Truth of the People of Witness.

A New Theology for the Ecclesial “Text”.

3. Hans Frei: Theology and the Christological Object of Witness.

Concreteness and Identity in the Christological Object.

Christology and Biblical Hermeneutics.

Negotiating Perspectives on the Christological Object.

The “Generosity” of Orthodoxy as an Issue of Method.

4. Lindbeck: Elusive Oppositions and the Construction of Postliberalism (I).

The Conceptual Scaffolding of the Liberal–Postliberal Dualism.

Ecclesiology and the Verbum Externum.

Liberalism as “Experiential-¬Expressivism”.

Intratextuality.

Temptations of Opposition.

5. Frei: Elusive Oppositions and the Construction of Postliberalism (II).

The Mystery of the Christological Object and Types of Theology.

The Typology.

Dogmatics and Apologetics: a Zero-sum Game?.

Systematic versus Ad Hoc (I): The Case of David Tracy.

Systematic versus Ad Hoc (II): Irreducible Mystery and the Lessons of Correlation.

6. The Trial of the Witnesses: The Yale Thinkers “After” Postliberalism.

Fashioning an Alternative to Postliberalism: The Trial.

Trial as Endurance under Temptation.

Trial as Experiment.

Trial as Submission to Judgment.

The Logic of Proliferation.

Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405132954
Author:
Dehart, Paul J.
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Author:
Dehart, Paul
Subject:
Religion - Denominations - Religions
Subject:
Fundamentalism
Subject:
Postliberal theology.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
Contemporary Theology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.42x6.08x.89 in. 1.30 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
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"Synopsis" by , The much discussed notion of postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck. In The Trial of the Witnesses, Paul J. DeHart provides a thorough analysis and critique of postliberal theology, beginning with an examination of the intellectual context of Frei and Lindbeck's thought and the controversies to which their work has given rise. The book scrutinizes the dogmatic underpinnings of Frei and Lindbeck's understandings of theology and investigates the key concepts taken from their work which have been used to construct the idea of postliberalism.
"Synopsis" by , The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck.

  • An analysis and critique of the much-discussed idea of postliberal theology

  • Provides an overview of postliberalism and the controversies which resulted

  • Compares the writings of theologians Hans Frei and George Lindbeck, from which postliberal theology developed, and uncovers important differences in their thought

  • Reconceptualizes these thinkers’ contributions to contemporary theological discussion

  • Published in the prestigious Challenges in Contemporary Theology series.

"Synopsis" by , The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck.
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