Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Synopsis

The great religions often claim that their books or creeds contain truths revealed by God. How could we know that they do? In Part II of Revelation, renowned philosopher of religion Richard Swinburne addresses this central question. But since the books of great religions often contain much poetry and parable, Part I is devoted to the preliminary question of how eternal truth can be conveyed in unfamiliar genres, by analogy and metaphor, within false presuppositions about science and history. In the final part of the book, Swinburne then applies the results of Parts I and II to assessing the evidence that the teaching of the Christian Church constitutes a revelation from God.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1992