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- Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
This is a new kind of theological book-one that respects and affirms how important the secular study of religion is to Christian theology.
In Imagining God Garrett Green presents an original interpretation of the nature of imagination that resolves the longstanding dichotomy between religious and scientific truth by conceiving imagination as the "point of contact" between divine revelation and human experience.
Through a critical examination of the historical relationship between theology and religious imagination, Green outlines a constructive theology that views imagination as a means of making contemporary sense of God and Scripture without violating traditional Christian doctrine.
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Table of Contents
- Religion as Imagination in Modern Thought
- A Theological Dilemma: "Natural Theology" or "Positivism of Revelation"
- The Priority of Paradigms: Clues from the Natural Sciences
- Religion and the Paradigmatic Imagination
- The Image of God: The Meaning of Revelation
- The Normative Vision: The Function of Scripture
- The Faithful Imagination: The Task of Theology
PART I. Religious Imagination Reconsidered
Modern Ambivalence About Religion
From Kant to the Romantics
The Critics of the Hegelian Left
Religious Imagination and Modern Atheism
The Debate About Nature and Grace
Resolving the Theological Dilemma
Imagination as Anknüpfungspunkt
Imagination in Science and Religion
The Discovery of Paradigms in Science
The Priority of the Paradigm
The Logic of Paradigm Change
The Grammar of Imagination
Imagination as Paradigmatic
Imagination and Interpretation
Overcoming "Mesocosmic Parochialism"
PART II. The Christian Imagination
Imagination and the "Image of God"
Sin and the Image of God
Idols, Icons, and Images: An Excursus
Christ as the Image of God
Imitation and Imagination
Calvin's Spectacles: The Inspiration of Scripture
The "Shape of the Mystery": The Unity of Scripture
The Classic Rendition: The Authority of Scripture
Focusing the Christian Imagination
Metaphor, Imagination, and Theology
Fact, Fiction, and Scriptural Truth
Fideism and the Faithful Imagination
The Hermeneutics of the Cross
The Theory and Practice of Imagination
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Scripture References