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Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

David Brown


In this sequel to Tradition and Imagination, Brown continues to argue for an understanding of revelation that takes post‐biblical developments seriously. In the first three chapters, changing attitudes in Christian discipleship are explored by taking successively the issue of the equality of the sexes, imitation of the saints and eschatology. It is argued that any assertion of total equality between the sexes cannot be justified on the basis of Scripture alone, and so the move of the medieval Church towards a cult of saints and a heavenly realization of eschatology ca ... More

Keywords: authority, eschatology, fiction, heaven, imagination, Job, saints, sexual equality, suffering, truth, Virgin Mary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198270186.001.0001


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David Brown, author
University of Durham
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