Metaphor and Religious Language

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Clarendon Press, 1987 - Religion - 191 pages
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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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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. Read full review

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Metaphor, Religious Language, and Religious Experience
See Soskice, Janet M., Metaphor and Religious Language (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985), p. 15. 15. See Richards, ia, The Philosophy of Rhetoric (Oxford: ...
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J Martin Soskice, Metaphor and Religious Language ( Oxford, 1985). William Temple, Mens Creatrix ( London, 1917). Amos Wilder, Theopoetic: Theology and the ...
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27 Janet Martin Soskice, Metaphor and Religious Language (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985), p. 24. Quoted by Gerard Loughlin in ‘Squares and Circles: ...
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PAUL AND GOD’S TEMPLE. A HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION. OF CULTIC IMAGERY. IN THE CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE. Albert la Hogeterp ...
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The Study of Metaphor
Soskice, Metaphor and Religious Language, 9. In making this point. about Aristotle’s audience, Soskice attempted to shield Aristotle from the ...
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Response to D#x2019;Costa and Verbin
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About the author (1987)

Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Modern Theology and Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Jesus College and co-editor of Feminism and Theology (2003).

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