Absorption and Embrace

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780195395044
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866243 | DOI:

Series: AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series

Absorption and Embrace

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Chapter 3 further complicates the alignment of Frei’s theology with the work of his colleague and friend George Lindbeck. This argument explicitly takes up questions of theology’s relationship to philosophy and other nontheological disciplines. It argues that Frei ascribed a regional (as opposed to an all-fields encompassing) grasp to the theological task without compromising the ultimacy of the claims that are its ground and goal. In addition to clarifying Frei’s often subtle but important differences from Lindbeck, this chapter distinguishes his position from several other theologians broadly classified as postliberal.

Keywords: figural reading; worldview; intratextuality; rule theory of doctrine; religious pluralism; inclusivism; exclusivism

Chapter.  9465 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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