Analogy when talking about God

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  • Created on: 02-06-13 13:27

Analogy when talking about God

Advantages

  • Shows how language can provide some understanding of God
  • Hick says that analogy enables us to make some statements about God yet still preserve some mystery
  • Can be clear

Disadvantages

  • Duns Scotus argued that analogy is too vague and leaves us unable to understand God and his actions
  • Can be confusing

Evaluation

Analogy is a good way to talk about God as its clearer and can give us some understanding of God

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