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Bibil Identifier bibil:251124
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Metaphor and Metonymy in Language and Art
Title (English, ) The Dogma of the Holy Trinity and Its Artistic Representation
Author Barcelona, Antonio
Edited book Religion, Language, and the Human Mind
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 353-385 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Interpreting sacred notions of the Hebrew Bible in a non-literal sense was part of the hermeneutical manoeuvres of Early Christian writers. They proceeded by deliteralization and metaphorization, meta-linguistic speech acts by which a word usually understood in its literal sense receives a non-literal meaning. The author develops a two-phase model of Paul’s notion of the ‘circumcision of the heart.’ First the initial values (Jewishness and ritual circumcision) are projected upon a newly created target, inwardness. Then the original value is abolished. This process can be termed a value-shift, versus similar instances which should be seen as value-extensions, the source value being preserved and extended to other realms. Corollaries of value-shift and value-extension are duty-shift and duty-extension. From a socio-religious perspective, metaphorization accompanies a widening of the religious community; it reveals itself to be a moment in the genesis of new philosophical concepts, such as inwardness as the locus of redemption.
DOI 10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0014
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Art
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Trinity
Last modification 2018-10-02