Conceiving God: Literal and Figurative Prompt for a More Tectonic Distinction

Conceiving God: Literal and Figurative Prompt for a More Tectonic Distinction AbstractJohn Sanders’ Theology in the Flesh, the first comprehensive overview of the toolkit that contemporary cognitive linguistics offers for theological appropriation, despite its remarkable success, gives rather minimal attention to blending theory, one of the discipline’s most formidable tools. This paper draws on blending theory to offer an alternative to Sanders’ chapter on conceiving God. Central to the proposal is claim that God-talk, like many of the advances in science, technology, and art, entails a kind of tectonic understanding and conceptual mapping that is neither literal nor figurative. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Open Theology de Gruyter

Conceiving God: Literal and Figurative Prompt for a More Tectonic Distinction

Open Theology , Volume 4 (1): 22 – Feb 17, 2018

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De Gruyter Open
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© 2018
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2300-6579
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2300-6579
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10.1515/opth-2018-0010
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Abstract

AbstractJohn Sanders’ Theology in the Flesh, the first comprehensive overview of the toolkit that contemporary cognitive linguistics offers for theological appropriation, despite its remarkable success, gives rather minimal attention to blending theory, one of the discipline’s most formidable tools. This paper draws on blending theory to offer an alternative to Sanders’ chapter on conceiving God. Central to the proposal is claim that God-talk, like many of the advances in science, technology, and art, entails a kind of tectonic understanding and conceptual mapping that is neither literal nor figurative.

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Open Theologyde Gruyter

Published: Feb 17, 2018

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