George Lindbeck (b. 1923) is a Lutheran theologian and known today as an advocate of
postliberalism. However, "for most of his career he was known primarily as a medievalist and, above all, as a theologian at the forefront of ecumenical dialogue." ^^ Lindbeck has a BA from
Gustavus (1943) and a BD and PhD from Yale University (1946; 1955). While still finishing his doctoral degree, Lindbeck was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1952 where he remained until his retirement in 1993. He is well known for his Cultural-Linguistic
doctrine which he argues in his book,
The Nature of Doctrine (1984).
Hans Frei, Paul Holmer and David Kelsey have had a major influence on his thought.
- The Future of Roman Catholic Theology (SPCK, 1970)
- Infallibility (Marquette University Press, 1972)
- The Nature of Doctrine: Religions and Theology in a Postliberal Age (WJK, 1984)
- The Church in a Postliberal Age, ed. James Buckley (Eerdmans, 2003)