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David Tracy (Author)

The Analogical Imagination

Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism
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  • Title: The Analogical Imagination
  • Subtitle: Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism
  • Page Count: 480
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824506940)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
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David Tracy (Author)

David Tracy is a professor of theology at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and a professor in that university's Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods program.

  1. "An extraordinary achievement . . . In developing his systematic theology, Tracy, following his critical concept of pluralism, interprets and carries forward the whole of contemporary theology. Tracy theologized in conversation with the entire church."
    --Religious Studies Review
  2. "Plunges into the rich pluralism of modern religion—and comes up with a daring strategy of which each major religious tradition can articulate its claim to religious truth."
  3. "An extraordinarily rich book revealing the author's mastery of theologies ancient and modern together with a remarkable grasp of the culture within which the theologian is bound to operate today . . . The most valuable contribution to theology and culture since the writings of Paul Tillich."
    --Theology Today
  4. "The Analogical Imagination is the second volume of one of the most ambitious theological projects in the world . . . [It] is written with such modesty, breadth of knowledge, and sense of complexity that it is the best among the rare works that try to tackle its subject matter."
    --The Thomist
  5. “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.”
    --The Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

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