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Speaking in Parables : A Study in Metaphor and Theology - Sallie McFague

Speaking in Parables

A Study in Metaphor and Theology


Published: 5th September 2000
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"Everyone interested in theology will be stimulated by Sallie McFague's mediating theological position and the form of thinking and discourse she espouses. Those interested in the intercourse between theology and literature will be stimulated by the way she links the two and the perceptive way she handles her literary examples. Biblical scholars will undoubtedly note her primacy of the parables as the central corpus of the biblical records. Preachers of the church will be strengthened by the concern McFague has for the Christian community and the importance of the word through the words of the preachers. With this variety of concerns, Speaking in Parables will have a deservedly wide reading and, perhaps even more important, wide discussion."

Introductionp. 1
A Trial Run: Parable, Poem, and Autobiographical Storyp. 10
The Prodigal Sonp. 12
God's Grandeurp. 17
The Peach-Seed Monkeyp. 20
Forms of Religious Reflection and the Traditionp. 26
The Near Tradition: Contemporary Theologyp. 30
The Far Tradition: The New Testamentp. 35
Metaphorical Language and Theological Reflectionp. 38
Metaphor: The Heart of the Matterp. 43
Poetic Metaphorp. 47
Radical Metaphorp. 50
Metaphor as Human Movementp. 56
The Parable: The Primary Formp. 66
Parables as Metaphorsp. 72
Parable and Theologyp. 80
The Poem: Language of Insightp. 92
Christian Poetryp. 95
Non-Christian Poetryp. 115
The Story: Coming to Beliefp. 119
Parabolic Novelsp. 127
Theology and Storyp. 138
Autobiography: The Unity of Life and Thoughtp. 145
The Art of Autobiographyp. 151
Religious Autobiographiesp. 157
Paulp. 158
Augustinep. 162
John Woolmanp. 165
Sam Keenp. 169
Pierre Teilhard de Chardinp. 173
Conclusionp. 175
Indexp. 184
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ISBN: 9780800610975
ISBN-10: 0800610970
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: New edition