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Theopoetic : theology and the religious imagination

Author: Amos N Wilder
Publisher: Lima, Ohio : Academic Renewal Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Limited edView all editions and formats
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"Many today have difficulty in relating to religious language. This can happen when we reduce religious meaning to a specific kind of spiritual experience or give undue importance to one aspect of human life. The reduction of life to human will or intellect is often accompanied by the turn to mystical practices and cults. Amos Wilder calls for a renewal of our deep religious imagination as we reflect on biblical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amos N Wilder
ISBN: 0788099086 9780788099083
OCLC Number: 65188543
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, ©1976.
Description: vi, 106 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Theology and the religious imagination
Responsibility: by Amos Niven Wilder.

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"Many today have difficulty in relating to religious language. This can happen when we reduce religious meaning to a specific kind of spiritual experience or give undue importance to one aspect of human life. The reduction of life to human will or intellect is often accompanied by the turn to mystical practices and cults. Amos Wilder calls for a renewal of our deep religious imagination as we reflect on biblical faith and on the basic needs and longings of contemporary persons. This requires a new appreciation for mystery and for deep speaking to deep. Wilder assumes that the depths of biblical truth have scarcely begun to be plumbed and have untapped power to renew life even in our technological Western societies. This requires that we go beyond the objective, surface meaning to the deeper orientation: Before the message, the vision; before the sermon, the hymn; before the prose, the poem. Sparks of wit and insight make Theopoetic a notable monument to the ongoing vitality of Wilder's lifelong determination to remain faithful both to the biblical witness and the imperatives of the imagination. -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

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