A Jewish Engagement with Christian Postliberalism
|A Brief Review of
There was a time in the 1960s and 70s when it seemed that the Barthian impact on theology was beginning to wane. Liberation theologies and even a resurgent liberal impulse dominated many mainline seminaries. A resurgent political evangelicalism captivated the right. In the midst of this, Yale was producing a new group of scholars, influenced by Barth and the ecumenical movements. Hans Frei and David Lindbeck were the leading edge of this wave soon dubbed postliberalism. A similar movement was burgeoning on the other side of the Atlantic at Cambridge.