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Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language [Paperback]

By Sallie McFauge, Sallie McFague, Chris Simmons (Illustrator), Patrick Sullivan (Illustrator) & Majdalin Hilmi (Contributor)
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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1997
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800616871  
EAN  9780800616878  

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Written as part of the "conversation" of theology, McFague describes this "metaphorical perspective" as a thought experiment. What would the relations between religious and theological language look like if seen in the light of the way metaphors become models, in light of the relativity and openness of metaphorical thinking, and in light of the intrinsic iconoclastic and transformative character of metaphorical thought? Would it avoid the idolatry and literalism that has plagued much religious language and would it prove a way to make religious language more relevant to people exluded from traditional religious language? McFague explores these questions thoroughly, seeking introduce greater pluralism and humility into theological discourse. Sallie McFague is Carpenter Professor of Theology at Vanderbuilt Divinity School.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sallie McFague has been the Carpenter Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, where she taught for thirty years. She is now distinguished theologian in residence at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among her many influential works, all from Fortress Press, are: Blessed are the Consumers (2013); Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril (2000); Super, Natural Christians: How We Should Love Nature (1997); The Body of God: An Ecological Theology (1993); Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age (1987), which received the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence; and Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language (1982).

Sallie McFague currently resides in Nashville. Sallie McFague has an academic affiliation as follows - Vancouver School of Theology.

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Being Surprised by the Joy of Sallie's Metaphors of Theology  Jan 28, 2003
When I received this profound statement of Sallie's Metaphors, I first concluded, "It's too deep for me!" Since I had finished my schedule of preaching to Prison Inmates, I'd lost my motive of reading heavy things on the Art of Preaching much less of reading heavy Theology. Now after 3 years I am involved with the heavy Theology of Columbia Professors Brueggemann and O'Connor!

When I looked back at some markings I had made in Dr. Sallie's heavy stuff I saw, "all or almost all, of the language used by the Bible to refer to God is metaphor..." She credited George Caird, one of my favorite biblical scholars. Her next paragraph stated, "A Hebrew sucked the juice out of each metaphor as he used it, and threw the skin away at once... Within the plethora of Hebrew images there is one category that stands--out-personal relational images." I had been looking for such simple profound statements for months of hearing Professor Bruegge! Even Doubley when she quoted Paul Ricoeur, C.H. Dodd, John Dominic Crossan, John Donahue, C.S. Lewis, Leander Keck, relating to Parables.

She uses the phrase, "artistically creative imagination," in her chapter in on Models of Science. There she quotes Ian Barbour, C.S. Lewis and Niels Bohr which takes me back to Barbara Brown Taylor's "Luminous Web!" I love Sallie's conclusion on the last page from the medieval Mystic: "Thou art an immense ocean of all sweetness...(Let me)lose myself in the flood of Thy living love as a drop of sea water..." Finally adding comments from Gerard Manley Hopkins and Paul Tillich.

What a feast for Mystic Theologs! Retired Chaplain Fred W Hood

Metaphorical Theology : Models of God  Apr 7, 2000
This book is an eye-opener. The issues surrounding the uses of masculine and feminine metaphors for God can be complicated and emotional, but Sallie McFague tries to keep to the issues of metaphor and theology as suggested in the title. This book was written before her later book "Models of God" which refers back to this one several times. She does a fine job of showing us the power of metaphors to shape our thoughts and practices in religious matters. As a feminist she advocates reform rather than revolution, believing that there is room in the Christian tradition for equality of males and females. She says the governing metaphor of Christianity is liberation. Those who have not yet realized the governing role of metaphors in expressing and shaping our religious thought may find this book unsettling at first, but those who stick with the argument will be enriched. This is a smaller book than "Models of God" and worthy of careful attention.

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