The Iconoclastic Deity: Biblical Images of God

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Bucknell University Press, 1984 - Religion - 235 pages
This book explores the meanings of images, with particular reference to the images of God found in the Bible, and surveys the various images found. It critically reviews theories of images, as distinguished from symbols, and argues that images are more forceful representations of the deity than are symbols.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
An Approach to Images
19
Sources and Functions
37
Worship Transcendence and Biblical Images
44
Images or Symbols?
53
The Truth of Images
64
Hermeneutics and the Second Naivete
89
Naturalistic Images of God
97
Is Spirit an Image?
141
Images of God and Christ in Social and Historical Context
147
Christ the Image of God
173
God as Creator
182
The Transformation of Images
192
The Search for Authoritative Images and Symbols
214
Bibliography
226
Index
233

Anthropomorphic Images of God
108
Anthropopathic Images of God
118

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