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The Analogy of Signs

Rethinking Theological Language with Charles S. Peirce
  • By Rory Misiewicz
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The longstanding debate over how God-talk is intelligible gravitates around how we should understand the putative answer, "by analogy." For some contemporary Christian theologians, analogy involves an ontological claim about creaturely and divine being (i.e., an analogy of being). For others, it involves a semantic or syntactical structure that legitimates the linguistic performances associated with analogy (i.e., a grammatical analogy). Still others appeal to faith in God's self-disclosure in Jesus Christ (i.e., an analogy of faith). Rory Misiewicz argues that all of these approaches fall flat in their explanatory efforts. He draws upon the work of American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce to rethink the relation between God and human beings. He argues that Christian theologians may view that relation as being established by an "analogy of signs" both God and human beings are univocally involved in semiosis, or sign-process, and the confirmation of God's semiotic identity is found in the revelation of God in the person of Jesus, the incarnate Son of God. Therefore, ordinary analogical language is intelligible, for divine signs are commensurate with human signs.
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    • SKU: 9781978710023
    • Manufacturer: FORTRESS ACADEMIC
    • ISBN 13: 9781978710023
    • Publication Date: 02/12/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Rory Misiewicz

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