Models of God

Models of God : Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18.8mm | 331.12g
  • Augsburg Fortress
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0800620518
  • 9780800620516
  • 895,190

Table of contents


Part One

Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

1. A New Sensibility

A Holisitc View of Reality

The Nuclear Nightmare

Theological Construction

2. Metaphorical Theology

Metaphors, Models, and Concepts

Sources and Resources: Scripture, Tradition, and Experience

The Christian Paradigm

3. God and the World

The Monarchical Model

The World as God's Body

God as Mother, Lover, Friend

Part Two

Models of God for an Ecological, Nuclear Age


4. God as Mother

The Love of God as Mother: Agape

The Activity of God as Mother: Creating

The Ethic of God as Mother: Justice

5. God as Lover

The Love of God as Lover: Eros

The Activity of God as Lover: Saving

The Ethic of God as Lover: Healing

6. God as Friend

The Lover of God as Friend: Philia

The Activity of God as Friend: Sustaining

The Ethic of God as Friend: Companionship


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