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In one sense, analogy refers to a kind of argument, but its main importance in religion is that it enables us to explain how we can use the same words to talk about a transcendent God and about mundane objects and properties. Medieval theories made a technical division between the analogy of attribution, in which words have a secondary sense in relation to a prior sense, and the analogy of proportionality, in which two relations are compared. Modern theories focus on the extended use of terms in a variety of contexts. ⸙

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