Reforming metaphorical theology?:a critical assessment of the works of Sallie McFague in the light of her respondents

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Hainsworth, Richard;
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McFague’s contributions to theology span over 40 years. Does her\ud theological project, which aims to reform the Christian tradition, retain the\ud coherence and consistency needed to fulfil this aim today?\ud Surprisingly, McFague's body of work remains coherent, cons... View more
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    1 Sallie McFague Life Abundant Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril Minneapolis: Fortress 2000 p4

    2 Ibid. p5

    3 The Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Modern Western Theology at http://people.bu.edu/wwildman/WeirdWildWeb/courses/mwt/dictionary/mwt_themes_909_mcfague.ht m as accessed 18/3/08

    4 McFague describes her early theological development in 'An 'Intermediary Theology': In Service of the Hearing of God's Word' The Christian Century, June 25, 1975, pp. 625-629

    5 Wesley Wildman 'The Theology of Sallie McFague' 1988 The Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Modern Western Theology available online at http://people.bu.edu/wwildman/WeirdWildWeb/courses/mwt/dictionary/mwt_themes_909_mcfague.ht m as accessed 12/07/10 406 Mary Therese DesCamp and Eve E. Sweetser 'Metaphors for God: Why and How Do Our Choices Matter for Humans? The Application of Contemporary Cognitive Linguistics Research to the Debate on God and Metaphor' Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 53 No. 3 January 2005 pp203-238 'The World as God's Body,' Christian Century, 105 (July 20-27, 1988), pp671-673.

    Article on 'Parable,' A Dictionary of Religious Education, Sutcliffe, John M. (ed.) (London: SCM Press, 1984), pp252-253.

    Articles on 'Parable' and 'Metaphor,' The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology, ed. Richardson, Alan and Bowden, John (Philadelphia and London: Westminster and SCM Presses, 1983), pp359-361; pp425-456.

    'Metaphorical Theology,' Metaphor and Religion,van Noppen, J.P. (ed.) (Brussels: Tijdschrift van de Vrije Universiteit van Brussel, 1983), pp111-131.

    'Epilogue: The Christian Paradigm,' Christian Theology: An Introduction to its Traditions and Tasks Hodgson, Peter and King, Robert (eds.) (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1982, pp323-340 Revised and Enlarged ed. 1985) 'An 'Intermediary Theology': In Service of the Hearing of God's Word' The Christian Century, June 25, 1975, pp625-629 Weaver, Mary Jo (ed.) 'A discussion of Sallie McFague's Models of God:Theology for an ecological, nuclear age' Religion and Intellectual Life 5 Spring, 1988

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