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Blessed Excess
Blessed Excess (April 1993)
Religion and the Hyperbolic Imagination
Stephen H. Webb - Author

"This book builds on existing theories of religion and identifies hyperbole as a characteristic of religious understanding. Until now, no one has explicated hyperbole systematically in relation to other tropes--irony, metaphor, analogy, understatement. In so doing, Webb brings genuinely new insight into religion as an intensification of ordinary experience. His choice of texts to illustrate different ways in which hyperbole can function in theol...(Read More)
 
 
Re-Figuring Theology
Re-Figuring Theology (July 1991)
The Rhetoric of Karl Barth
Stephen H. Webb - Author

"The status of rhetoric in relation to conceptual thought has been an important issue since the 13th century. With the advent of deconstructionism, it has become more urgent to sort out the implications of the different positions taken on this issue.

"The theology of Karl Barth is a strategic test case for exploring this issue, both because he is a central figure in twentieth century theology and because of the r...(Read More)
 
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