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Published: 25 June 1987

200 Pages

ISBN: 9780198249825

Bookseller Code (06)

Metaphor and Religious Language

Janet Martin Soskice

A Clarendon Press Publication

Christian theology has suffered in modern times from an inability to explain its traditional reliance on metaphor to an audience intellectually formed by empiricism. Arguing that a better understanding of metaphor, rather than a more "literal" theology, is needed, the author offers an account of metaphor and religious language that illuminates the way in which theists speak of God and also contributes to our understanding of the workings of metaphor in scientific theory and other disciplines.