Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Religion - 224 pages
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In this award-winning text, theologian Sallie McFague challenges Christians' usual speech about God as a kind of monarch. She probes instead three other possible metaphors for God as mother, lover, and friend.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Theology for an Ecological Nuclear Age
1
New Sensibility
3
A Holistic View of Reality
6
The Nuclear Nightmare
14
Theological Construction
21
Metaphorical Theology
29
Metaphors Models and Concepts
31
Introduction
91
God as Mother
97
Agape
101
Creating
109
Justice
116
God as Lover
125
Eros
130
Saving
137

Scripture Tradition and Experience
40
The Christian Paradigm
45
God and the World
59
The Monarchical Model
63
The World as Gods Body
69
God as Mother Lover Friend
78
Models of God for an Ecological Nuclear Age
89
Healing
146
God as Friend
157
Philia
159
Sustaining
167
Companionship
174
conclusion
181
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