n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - A significant metaphor : "salt of the earth" (MT5:13). A venture into methodology, contributing to a Christian spirituality
|Article Title||A significant metaphor : "salt of the earth" (MT5:13). A venture into methodology, contributing to a Christian spirituality|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Afro-Hellenic studies|
|Author||P. Mare and J.A. Du Rand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||163 - 178|
|Keyword(s)||University of Johannesburg|
A significant feature of the teachings of Jesus, portrayed in the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), is his use of figurative language: aphorisms, parables, hyperbole, metaphors, symbolism and comparisons are used in a masterful way to bring home the spiritual truths. The metaphor, "salt of the earth" in Mathew 5:13 is subjected to methodological scrutiny and described as a contributing moment to a Christian's spirituality. Does this metaphor still have any normative value in a postmodern era of a Christian spirituality?
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