Bring many names

Bring many names. Brian Wren* (1936-). In his book What Language Shall I Borrow? God-talk in Worship: A Male Response to Feminist Theology (Eugene, Oregon, 1989),the poet discusses the significance of ascribing names for God:  Naming God truthfully is important, since to name God untruthfully is to delude ourselves and worship an idol. Naming God truthfully is especially important if language shapes and angles thinking and behavior, since untruthful God-language will then hinder our encounter with God and our knowledge of God (p. 61).  Wren is one of the most effective hymn writers of his generation in enlarging our understanding and challenging the inherited assumptions of earlier eras...

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