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Bibil Identifier bibil:200930
Publication Type Article of book
Title (German, Long) Mythos und Metapher
Title (German, ) Zur Ambivalenz des Mythischen in poetischer Gestaltung
Author Müller, Hans-Peter
Festschrift Wege zur Hebräischen Bibel
1st Publication Mythos und Metapher. Zur Ambivalenz des Mythischen in poetischer Gestaltung
Year (Reference) 2004
Language German
Pages 73-93 Pages
Genre Reprint
Abstract The paper describes, on the one hand, myth as a preliteral narrative genre and, on the other hand, 'the mythical' ('das Mythische'), i.e. the remaining embodiments of myth when mythical tales are not produced any more. It then deals with metaphors in a wide and in a narrow sense. The former is an integral part of human language in general, the latter is especially apt for the expression of the transcendent aspect of being.
The validity of myth is ambivalent: speaking metaphorically, myth stands in an intermedium between play and earnestness; therefore it appears usually in poetic formation and with a mostly artistic pretension. - Its anthropological legitimation lies in its contribution to the survival and genuine improvement of humanity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
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