Metaphor and Religious Language by Janet Martin SoskiceMetaphor and Religious Language by Janet Martin Soskice

Metaphor and Religious Language

byJanet Martin Soskice

Paperback | March 1, 1987

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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 way in which theists speak of God, but also contributes to our understanding of the workings of metaphor in scientific theory and other disciplines.
Janet Martin Soskice is at Oxford University.
Title:Metaphor and Religious LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198249829

ISBN - 13:9780198249825

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`This is a scholarly and human book. It can heal any feeling of division between literature on the one hand and philosophy or theology on the other.'Philosophical Studies