The Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

January 6, 2022

“David Tracy’s Analogical Imagination explores the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of systemic theology. Citing works of philosophy, psychology, and literary criticism, the author argues that analogy—rather than dialectic imagination—has the power to promote theological truth within a public forum. In doing so, Tracy writes, ‘analogical imagination’ also fosters religious pluralism by articulating the similarities between faiths with theological differences. The book also introduces the notion of ‘the classic,’ a person, text, event, melody, or symbol that speaks to its contemporary context while also retaining a timelessness that stretches one’s horizon.”

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