Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language

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Contents
Prefacevii
Preface to the Second Printingx
1Toward a Metaphorical Theology1
The Problem of Religious Language1
The Idolatry of Religious Language4
The Irrelevance of Religious Language7
Can Religious Language Be Revitalized?10
Metaphorical Theology14
2Metaphor, Parable, and Scripture31
Metaphor32
Parable42
Scripture54
3Models in Science67
Models in the Social Sciences and Technology67
Natural Science, the Humanities, and the Imagination75
Paradigms79
Types of Models and Two Views of Models in Science83
Central Insights from Scientific Models Pertinent to Theology90
4Models in Theology103
Differences Between Scientific and Theological Models103
Parable, Paradigm, and Root-Metaphor in Christianity108
Creeds : Models or Dogmas?1ll
Models and Concepts117

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Preface to the Second Printing x
  • 1- Toward a Metaphorical Theology 1
  • 2- Metaphor, Parable, and Scripture 31
  • 3- Models in Science 67
  • 4- Models in Theology 103
  • 5- God the Father- Model or Idoll 145
  • Conclusion 193
  • Notes 195
  • Index of Authors 223
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