Analogies for God

The whole gang is together to discuss how — and whether — analogies for God work.

How can we humans form a conception of God, Who is infinitely beyond our capacity for understanding? Analogies! They’re at least as great as sliced bread. But using analogies is like playing with fire. Each one is a path that can lead us into the light of truth or over the cliff of delusion. Fortunately, Mere Fidelity has its own elite team of theological sleuths. On this episode Andrew, Matt, Alastair, and Derek talk about how we can use the analogies in Scripture as tools to bring us closer to God, our Father, Rock, and Shepherd.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

God of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World, by Andrew Wilson [affiliate link]

Dr. Tom Ward on Mere Fi

Dr. Hans Boersma on Mere Fi

Fourth Lateran Council

The April 2023 Book of the Month is Phillip Cary’s The Nicene Creed: An Introduction. For centuries, the Nicene Creed has been central to the church’s confession. Cary explains the history of the Creed and walks through its meaning line by line. Far from being abstract or irrelevant, the words of the Creed carefully express what God has done in Christ and through the Spirit. Gain a fresh appreciation for the ancient confession with Phillip Cary’s help. For the month of April 2023, Mere Fidelity listeners can receive a 40% discount on this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYAPR23.


Is is is?
Longitudinal Thematic Discussion
Images for God
Sourced in Scripture
Dangerous Fruitfulness
Apophatic Controls
God’s Proper Self

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