The Nature of Religious Language

The Nature of Religious Language

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The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held at the Roehampton Institute, London, in February 1995, and are concerned with either theological or literary issues related to the nature of religious language. The papers suggest further issues that are still unresolved about the nature of religious language, from its early usage in the biblical texts to its recent use in contemporary writing and religious discourse.For example, in Sophoclesa#39;s Oedipus the King, the king enters and speaks to a priest, who responds:45 You too have seen ... Now, Oedipus great and glorious, we seek your help again. ... The translation is from E.F. Watling (trans), Sophocles, anbsp;...

Title:The Nature of Religious Language
Author:Stanley E. Porter
Publisher:A&C Black - 1996


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