How can we speak about God, who is wholly "other"? This complex question lies at the heart of a new and insightful analysis of the meaning of analogy, symbol, myth and verifiability as Stephen Loxton sets the empiricists against the insights of modern theologians in the quest for a comprehensible language for God.
Stephen Loxton is a graduate of the Universities of Sussex and Hull and is Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Sherborne School for Girls, where he is also Theory of Knowledge Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate. He teaches AS Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and A2 New Testament and Ethics as well as Philosophy within the I.B. programme. He holds advanced degrees in Philosophy and Theology as well as an M.Phil from Hull University.
Introduction Apophatic Thought and Analogy Verification and Falsification The Problem of Meaning for Religious Language Myth, Symbol and Religious Language Wittgenstein, Meaning and Truth Verification and Paradox Revisited Conclusion Bibliography