«Word», Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo-logic of Reality by Susan Patterson«Word», Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo-logic of Reality by Susan Patterson

«Word», Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo…

bySusan Patterson

Paperback | September 11, 2013

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The question this book aims to address is: how do we take on board post-modern insights regarding the relationship between language and world without losing our grip on theological truth? Employing the linguistic philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein as ‘philosophical hand-maid’ (as opposed to ‘metaphysical gate-keeper’, which has tended to be the case), it subjects to critique both traditional realist and post-modern constructivist perspectives as it examines how the nature and role of metaphor-making at the creative edge of language casts light on the God-language-world relationship. It concludes that a Wittgensteinian understanding of the relationship between language and world is not only compatible with a ‘theistic-realist’ doctrine of God but that the shape of this doctrine is inescapably Trinitarian.
Sue Patterson returned to New Zealand in 2010 to take up the post of Senior Lecturer in Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Bishopdale Theological College following a decade in Ireland as a Church of Ireland Rector and (latterly) Dean of Killala Cathedral. Prior to her time in Ireland, she was Lecturer in Ethics and Applied Theology a...
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Title:«Word», Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: The Case for Language-Games as Basic – The Consequences of Language-Games as Basic – A Wittgensteinian Explanation of Metaphor – Metaphorising – Inventions and Inculcations – Metaphorising, Actuality and Possibility – Metaphorised Worlds – Metaphorising and Revelation – Language-Games and Grace – The Case for a ‘Language-Game Theology’.