Faith and Fiction: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Interplay Between Metaphor and Religion - A Selection of Papers from the 25th LAUD-Symposium of the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisberg on 'Metaphor and Religion' by Peter Lang GmbH (Paperback, 1998)
Faith and Fiction is a collection of essays which partly stems from the 25th LAUD-Symposium on 'Metaphor and Religion' (University of Duisburg, April 1-5, 1997). It investigates the relationship between religious experience and the use of metaphors and thus explores the tensions between faith and fiction. Herein, special attention is paid to the type of situation in which the confrontation of a community or an individual with religion is t self-evident or even discordant. In order to address the diversity of the problem area, the volume opts for an interdisciplinary approach. Section I analyses 'religious metaphors' from the viewpoint of contemporary linguistics. In section II, the significance of metaphors in a 'meta-religious' discourse is considered. The philosophical dialogue with religion and metaphor is discussed in section III, and the final section submits religious poems to a formal and interpretative examination.
The Editors: Benjamin Biebuyck is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the 'Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders' (Belgium) at the University of Gent. Rene Dirven is Professor emeritus of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg. John Ries is an Associate Researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven.
Peter Lang GmbH
Date of Publication
Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture