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Metaphor and Theological Language

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actuality of Atonement : A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition

Bloomsbury T& Clark, 1988

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...It is among the miseries of the present age that it recognises no medium between Literal and Metaphorical. Faith is either to be buried in the dead letter, or its name and honours usurped by a counterfeit product of the mechanical...

The Creed (3)

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen R. Holmes

Stephen Holmes is Lecturer in Theology at The University of St Andrews, UK. He has published extensively in the field of Christian theology and has previously collaborated with Colin Gunton in The Practice of Theology, SCM Press, 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theologian as Preacher : Further sermons from Colin E. Gunton

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2007

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...For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance . . .Brentwood Covenant Service, 12 January 2003Readings: Heb. 9.11–15, 24–8; Mk 14.17–25 I These days...

Jesus Christ (7) Sacrifice and Supper

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theology Through Preaching : Sermons for Brentwood

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2001

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...For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.2 October 1994Readings: Genesis 8.13–22; 1 Peter 3.13–22; Luke 7.41–50 I I have vivid memories of reading when I was at school stories...

The Justice of God: A Conversation

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actuality of Atonement : A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition

Bloomsbury T& Clark, 1988

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...I Overlaps As we move from one family of metaphors to another, we must be aware that they do not operate in self-contained worlds. Indeed, the great advantage of an approach to the nature of language by a study of metaphor...

The Presbyterian Tradition

Thomas Torrance

The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scottish Theology : From John Knox to John McLeod Campbell

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1996

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...James Fraser of Brae (1638–98) James Fraser was a staunch Covenanter, a man with strong convictions which would not allow him to conform to the Erastian Episcopalian establishment under Charles II, for which he suffered imprisonment...

The Older Scottish Tradition 1581–1647

Thomas Torrance

The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scottish Theology : From John Knox to John McLeod Campbell

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1996

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...John Craig, John Davidson and Robert Bruce The Reformed theologians who immediately followed Knox shared with him his commitment to the teaching of John Calvin in the evangelical non-scholastic way in which it had been understood...

The Cross and the Comedy: Dante's Understanding of the Atonement

Brian Horne

Lecturer in Christian Doctrine, King's Colelge, London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theology of Reconciliation

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2003

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...I William Neil's description of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) that it is not only ‘one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time’ but one which ‘embodied the medieval mind’Eric Newton and William Neil...

Cheap and Costly Grace

Thomas Torrance

The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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God and Rationality

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1971

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...Reprinted from The Baptist Quarterly, Vol. XXII, No. 6, April 1968, pp. 390–311.Grace is not cheap but costly, costly for God and costly for man, but costly because it is unconditionally free: such is the grace by which we are justified...

Christ the Sacrifice: a Dead Metaphor?

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actuality of Atonement : A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition

Bloomsbury T& Clark, 1988

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...I The Problem It is not difficult to conceive that the metaphors of victory and justice could appeal to the modern mind. Both are concepts in everyday use, and the questions of what it is to win a victory or to seek and obtain justice...

The Community of Reconciliation

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actuality of Atonement : A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition

Bloomsbury T& Clark, 1988

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...Son of man, can these bones live?Ezekiel 37.3 I Perplexity We come now to the climax of the argument, and to its most difficult phase. Let us suppose that the argument of Chapter 2, that metaphor is a vehicle of knowledge; of Chapters 3...