Theology in the flesh : how embodiment and culture shape the way we think about truth, morality, and God / John Sanders
- Sanders, John, 1956-
- Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 
- Physical Description:
- 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 1. Introduction -- Part I. The basics of cognitive linguistics. 2. From embodiment to mental models -- 3. Metaphors and other conceptual structures -- Part II. Truth, meaning, and morality in light of embodiment and culture. 4. Truth -- 5. Meaning in community -- 6. Moral reasoning -- Part III. How Christians reason about theological topics, the Bible, and God. 7. Christian doctrines -- 8. Reading the Bible -- 9. Conceiving God -- 10. Conclusion.
- Metaphors and other figurative language are crucial cognitive processes for producing meaning. Metaphors are more than a rhetorical device because we actually use them to reason about and make truth claims regarding topics such as salvation and God. This book applies an approach known as cognitive linguistics to explore how Christians determine meaning in biblical texts and theological positions. It shows why Christians often arrive at different legitimate understandings of the Bible and various doctrines.-- Back cover.
- 1506408427 (alk. paper)
9781506408422 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285) and index.
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