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Postliberalism

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Postliberalism is an orientation in modern Christian theology characterized by its preoccupation with developing an alternative theological framework from dominant liberal and conservative frameworks and practices. Founded by theologians at the Yale Divinity School in the late 1970s and early 1980s, postliberal theology, as it became known, holds significant connections and distinctions with neoorthodox ways of approaching the relation between theology and culture. Postliberal theology is distinctive in the following ways: (a) truth is determined analogically, or ...

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