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How on earth should we talk about God? In conversation with Janet Soskice

How on earth should we talk about God? In conversation with Janet Soskice

Nick Spencer speaks to Prof. Janet Soskice. 07/12/2021

Even as formal religious adherence wanes (at least in the West), people go on talking about God and spiritual matters.  But how is that even possible? How can you talk about someone (or something) that is beyond language? Is all God–talk literally nonsense?

In this episode, Nick Spencer speaks to Prof. Janet Soskice about her classic Metaphor and Religious Language and her forthcoming Naming God about how on earth we can hope to talk about God. 

 


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Posted 7 December 2021

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