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Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

Models of God

Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

Sallie McFague (Author)


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In this award-winning text, theologian Sallie McFague challenges Christians' usual speech about God as a kind of monarch. She probes instead three other possible metaphors for God—as mother, lover, and friend.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800620516
  • eBook ISBN 9781451418019
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 240
  • Publication Date August 1, 1987


"Models of God is a very important work, well put together, clearly written and persuasive."
--Rosemary Radford Ruether
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

"Models of God is in fact a new systematic theology, indeed a new way of thinking about systematic theology ('metaphorical theology') and materially a radically new presentation of Christian themes . . . .It is dramatic and exciting."
--Gordon D. Kaufman
Harvard Divinity School

Table of Contents


Part One
Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age

1. A New Sensibility
A Holisitc View of Reality
The Nuclear Nightmare
Theological Construction

2. Metaphorical Theology
Metaphors, Models, and Concepts
Sources and Resources: Scripture, Tradition, and Experience
The Christian Paradigm

3. God and the World
The Monarchical Model
The World as God's Body
God as Mother, Lover, Friend

Part Two
Models of God for an Ecological, Nuclear Age


4. God as Mother
The Love of God as Mother: Agape
The Activity of God as Mother: Creating
The Ethic of God as Mother: Justice

5. God as Lover
The Love of God as Lover: Eros
The Activity of God as Lover: Saving
The Ethic of God as Lover: Healing

6. God as Friend
The Lover of God as Friend: Philia
The Activity of God as Friend: Sustaining
The Ethic of God as Friend: Companionship