The Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology

The Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology

Author(s): Paul J. DeHart

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405132954

Online ISBN: 9780470774021

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774021

About this Book

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.

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