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God and the creative imagination: metaphor, symbol and myth in religion and theology/Paul Avis. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Imagination—Religious aspects—Christianity. 2. Metaphor— Religious aspects—Christianity. 3. Christian art and symbolism. 4. Myth 5. Apologetics. I. Title. BR115.I6A95 1999 230'.01'9-dc21 99-19282 CIP

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