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In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Wesley J. Wildman

Abstract

In Our Own Image is a work of comparative philosophical theology answering three questions. First, it is a study of the roles anthropomorphism and apophaticism play in the construction of conceptual models of ultimate reality. This answers the question: Do we create our ideas of God? Second, it is a comparative analysis of three major classes of ultimacy models, paying particular attention to the way those classes are impacted by anthropomorphism while tracing their relative strengths and weaknesses. This answers the question: Can there be better and worse in our constructed ultimacy models? T ... More

Keywords: Comparative Theology, Comparative Philosophy, Ground-of-Being Theology, Personal Theism, Process Theology, Religious Naturalism, Anthropomorphism, Apophatic Theology, Scientific Study of Religion, Ultimate Reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198815990
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wesley J. Wildman, author
Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics, Boston University