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The Importance of Biblical Metaphors for the Christian Life

Discussion in 'Traditional Theology' started by HopelessHaze, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. HopelessHaze

    HopelessHaze New Member

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  2. public hermit

    public hermit social troglodyte Supporter

    United States
    I like it. Biblical metaphors aren't just describing reality. They shape how we see reality, and we are thereby transformed. I think sometimes the metaphors become so much a part of how Christians speak (understandably) that we lose sight of what the metaphor is intented to convey. Instead of thinking of what it means for Jesus to be the Good Shepherd (and what that means for us), we have this ingrained image of Jesus in shepherd clothing. That's a bit of a caricature, but something like that.