Metaphor and Religious Language

Paperback | March 1, 1987

byJanet Martin Soskice

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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.

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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 offershere an account of metaphor and religious lan...

Janet Martin Soskice is at Oxford University.

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Format: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