Lindbeck’s theology can be defined as an ecclesiology. For the ultimate concern in his life and
thoughts is an ecclesiastical one. His ecclesial ethics is based on his ecclesiology. It has two
aspects: the intra-systematic view of truth and the cultural-linguistic view of religion. From a
Reformed viewpoint, it attempts to overcome theological liberals’ universalistic and
reductionist tendency by emphasising the particularity of religions. It also focuses on the intratextual
and performative aspects of Christian ethics. Its notion of incommensurability,
however, has difficulty in explaining the continuity between the world of the Bible and the
extrabiblical world, and between religions. In contrast, Reformed theology can solve the
problem by using the idea of revelatory continuity.
INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATION : As a Reformed intradisciplinary
assessment on George Lindbeck’s ecclesial ethics, this article maintains that his notion of
incommensurability finds it difficult to explain the continuity between the world of the Bible
and the extrabiblical world, and between religions, and that a Reformed idea of revelatory
continuity can be its solution.