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Christian theology has suffered in modern times from an inability to explain its traditional reliance on metaphor to an audience intellectually formed by empiricism. The author argues that what is needed is not a more "literal" theology, but a better understanding of metaphor. Soskice offers here an account of metaphor and religious language that not only illuminates the wChristian theology has suffered in modern times from an inability to explain its traditional reliance on metaphor to an audience intellectually formed by empiricism. The author argues that what is needed is not a more "literal" theology, but a better understanding of metaphor. Soskice offers here an account of metaphor and religious language that not only illuminates the way in which theists speak of God, but also contributes to our understanding of the workings of metaphor in scientific theory and other disciplines....

Title : Metaphor and Religious Language
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ISBN : 9780198249825
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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Metaphor and Religious Language Reviews

  • Nathan Smith
    2018-11-26 10:27

    I'm currently reading this and am excited as they are discussing how we don't need a more literal theology in the line of thinking with empiricism but that we need a better understanding of metaphor.

  • Kessia Reyne
    2018-11-25 16:12

    I really liked this book. In my opinion it brought some necessary precision (even correction) into the conversation about metaphor in theology. I'd like to be Janet Martin Soskice when I grow up.

  • Brad East
    2018-11-30 16:24

    Clear, substantive, accessible yet detailed, measured, charitable, extremely useful. Highly recommended.