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The Ideas of God: Spiritual Meaning in a Literal World Bernard Wingerter

The Ideas of God: Spiritual Meaning in a Literal World

Bernard Wingerter

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ISBN : 9781593302184
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168 pages
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For years, battles have raged within Christianity about the proper way to interpret the Bible. Many conservatives insist that only the literal sense of Scripture is legitimate, while liberals often rely on allegory and metaphor as the basis forMoreFor years, battles have raged within Christianity about the proper way to interpret the Bible. Many conservatives insist that only the literal sense of Scripture is legitimate, while liberals often rely on allegory and metaphor as the basis for faith. The Ideas of God: Spiritual Meaning in a Literal World bridges this gap between literal and mystical with an interpretive scheme termed Rational Esotericism, which uses a view of reality itself as information. This existential glue, applied to a combination of theological and philosophical dualisms, seek to show justification for the idea that deeper meaning does lie beyond the literal, and that rather than these beliefs being in conflict, either is true in its own right.