Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative & Imagination

Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative & Imagination

ISBN: 0800628942

ISBN 13: 9780800628949

Publication Date: July 01, 1995

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Pages: 352

Format: paper

Authors: Paul Ricœur, Mark I. Wallace

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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation. Introduced by Mark Wallace, the twenty-one papers collected in this volume-some familiar, many translated here for the first time-constitute the most comprehensive anthology of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. The writings are thematically divided into five parts: the study of religion philosophers of religion the Bible and genre theological overtures practical theology Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his deep sensitivity to the mystery and power of religious language offer fresh insight into the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

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