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The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

John Bowker


This book asks why, since so many characterizations of theistic reality have gone to extinction, do some, not simply survive, but undergo considerable recharacterization, when they have come under the strain of implausibility? One feature seems to be recurrent and of importance: the extent to which those who transact major transformations in existing characterizations of God are themselves dislodged by a sense of theistic reality external to themselves, insisting on its own nature and presence, often in contrast to the existing ideas about God which they have held up to that time. The initial ... More

Keywords: religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, theistic reality, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1978 Print ISBN-13: 9780198266464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266464.001.0001


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John Bowker, author