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Speaking in parables : a study in metaphor and theology

Author: Sallie McFague
Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McFague, Sallie.
Speaking in parables.
Philadelphia : Fortress Press, [1975]
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sallie McFague
ISBN: 0800610970 9780800610975
OCLC Number: 1364827
Description: vi, 186 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. A trial run: Parable, poem, and autobiographical story --
The prodigal son --
God's grandeur --
The peach-seed monkey --
2. Forms of religious reflection and the tradition --
The near tradition: contemporary theology --
The far tradition: the New Testament --
Metaphorical language and theological reflection --
3. Metaphor: the heart of the matter --
Poetic metaphor --
Radical metaphor --
Metaphor as human movement --
4. The parable: the primary form --
Parables as metaphors --
Parable and theology 5. The poem: language of insight --
Christian poetry --
Non-Christian poetry --
6. The story: coming to belief --
Parabolic novels --
Theology and story --
7. Autobiography: The unit of life and thought --
The art of autobiography --
Religious autobiographies --
Paul --
Augustine --
John Woolman --
Sam Keen --
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin --
Responsibility: by Sallie McFague TeSelle.
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