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Revelation : from metaphor to analogy

Author: Richard Swinburne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'The great religions often claim that their books or creeds contain truths revealed by God. How could we know that they do? In the second edition of Revelation, renowned philosopher of religion Richard Swinburne addresses this central question. But since the books of great religions often contain much poetry and parable, Swinburne begins by investigating how eternal truth can be conveyed in unfamiliar genres, by  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Swinburne
ISBN: 9780199212460 0199212465 9780199212477 0199212473
OCLC Number: 123374285
Description: vii, 373 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ---
PART I: MEANING. 1: Terminology --
2: Presupposition --
3: Analogy and Metaphor --
4: Genre ---
PART II: EVIDENCE OF A REVELATION. 5: The Need for Revelation --
6: The Four Tests for a Revelation ---
PART III: THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION. 7: The Original Revelation --
8: The Church --
9: Theological Definitions --
10: The Bible --
11: Moral Teaching --
12: Conclusion ---
Appendix: Formalizing the Argument.
Responsibility: Richard Swinburne.

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Christianity and other religions claim that their books and creeds contain truths revealed by God. How can we know whether they do? This book investigates the claim of the Christian religion to have  Read more...

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Historically rich but theologically controversial book. * Faith and Philosophy * Swinburne has once again produced an outstanding work in philosophy of religion. * The Philosophical Review * Written Read more...

 
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