Title

An Evaluation of George Lindbeck's Theory of Doctrinal Truth

Date of Award

5-1-2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)

Department

Systematic Theology

First Advisor

N.D. Holsteen

Abstract

The title of this thesis focuses the evaluation on his theory of doctrinal truth, which includes two aspects: the meaning of true doctrine and nature of justified belief in true doctrine. The conclusion reached is that George Lindbeck's theory of true doctrine and the conditions for justified belief are primarily concerned with intrasystemic consistency, which translate into problems that span his domains of truth and their attending conditions for justified belief-eategorial, intrasystematic, and ontological.