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Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

John Allan Knight


The divide between liberal and postliberal theology is one of the most important and far-reaching methodological disputes in twentieth-century theology. Their divergence in method brought related differences in their approaches to hermeneutics and religious language. The split between liberals and postliberals in their understanding of religious language is widely acknowledged, but rigorous philosophical analysis and assessment of these divergent understandings is seldom seen. Liberalism vs. Postliberalism provides just such analyses, using remarkable developments in analytic philosophy of lan ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, liberal theology, postliberal theology, religious language, theological method, theology and falsification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199969388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Allan Knight, author
Marist College