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Language: A Key Issue in Understanding Jesus and Christianity

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that in the past, the understanding of Jesus’ parables and other sayings, in particular, the eschatological ones, has suffered from a lack of cross‐cultural awareness. Readers who ... More


Introduction: Just Before the Disaster

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the ways in which modern myths, or symbolic images (such as the Statue of Liberty) may be presented in science fiction only to be disfigured, and on occasion to be recreated in ... More


Symbolic Wisdom in an Age of Criticism

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter first examines Kircher's method of translating hieroglyphs and then turns to his efforts to defend their reliability against philological criticism. In contrast to the many studies of ... More


The Life Force Materialized in the Andean Religion

Christine A. Hastorf (ed.)

in Archaeological Interpretations: Symbolic Meaning within Andes Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066448
eISBN:
9780813058658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066448.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Focusing on evidence from Titicaca basin, this chapter discuss how we are trying to comprehend the worldview of its past residents. This interaction with the landscape became part of a relationship ... More


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