Metaphor and God-Talk (Religions and Discourse #2) (Hardcover)

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Metaphor and God-Talk (Religions and Discourse #2) (Hardcover)

By James M. M. Francis (Editor), Lieven Boeve (Editor), Kurt Feyaerts (Editor)


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This is book number 2 in the Religions and Discourse series.

This volume contains a selection of the papers originally delivered at the 25th LAUD-symposium on 'Metaphor and Religion'. The essays in this volume analyse the metaphorical nature of religious language from a variety of perspectives. The concept of metaphor has been developed by the sustained attention of theologians, philosophers, linguists and literary theorists for more than two millennia. The last twenty years have witnessed a renewed and intensified interest in this powerful dynamism of thought. The present contributions offer a survey of the most adhered-to theories of metaphor. They elaborate on their significance for religious language: next to analogy as a philosophical and theological tool, interactionist, pragmatist and cognitivist theories are used to shed light on the peculiarity of human efforts to talk and think about the transcendent.
The Editors: Lieven Boeve and Kurt Feyaerts both completed their studies in dogmatic theology and linguistics respectively. They are professors at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Product Details ISBN: 9783906762517
ISBN-10: 3906762513
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: November 1st, 1999
Pages: 291
Language: English
Series: Religions and Discourse