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Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Richard Swinburne


This book is divided into three parts. Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 4) investigates how truth can be conveyed in allegory, parable, or myth by analogy and metaphor, within false presuppositions about science and history. Part 2 (Chapters 5 to 6) considers what is shown when some book or creed constitutes a revelation from God. Its content needs to be intrinsically plausible and also to be confirmed by miracle. Part 3 (Chapters 7 to 12) assesses the claim that Christian doctrinal and moral teaching and the Christian Bible constitute revealed truth. It sets out the criteria for a society descended from ... More

Keywords: allegory, creed, Jesus, myth, presupposition, the Bible, the Church

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212460.001.0001


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Richard Swinburne, author
Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy
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