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Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Richard Swinburne


Part 1 (Chs.1–4) investigates how truth can be conveyed in poetry, parable, or allegory, by analogy and metaphor, within false presuppositions about science and history. Part 2 (Chs. 5 and 6) considers what would show that some book or creed constitutes a revelation from God. Its content needs to be not intrinsically implausible and also to be confirmed by miracle. Part 3 (Chs. 7–11) considers what would show that the Christian creeds and Bible constitute revealed truth. It analyses the criteria for a society descended from the society of the apostles being the Church founded by Jesus Christ a ... More

Keywords: allegory, analogy, Bible, Christianity, creed, God, Jesus, metaphor, parable, philosophy of religion, presupposition, Resurrection, revelation, Richard Swinburne, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198239680
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198239688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Swinburne, author
University of Oxford
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