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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Metaforiese taal as geloofstaal : research article

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Abstract


The use of metaphorical language is an inherent characteristic of all human communication. Faith is communicated by means of metaphorical language, images and imagination. In this article it is indicated how theology utilizes metaphorical ways of expression in order to communicate faith. Effective metaphors that speak to people in new and changing situations must constantly be found. A metaphorical theology is therefore essential and need to be promoted. A relevant theological metaphorology can only come about in dialogue with literature and the arts. Aspects of the so-called New Reformation are briefly discussed regarding the need to use new metaphorical ways of speaking.


Die gebruik van metaforiese taal is 'n inherente kenmerk van alle menslike kommunikasie. Die geloof word ook deur middel van metaforiese taal, beelde en verbeelding gekommunikeer. In hierdie artikel word aangetoon hoe die teologie metaforiese spreke gebruik om God en die geloof tot spreke te laat kom. Geskikte metafore wat mense in nuwe of veranderende situasies kan aanspreek, moet voortdurend gevind word. 'n Metaforiese teologiebeoefening is dus onontbeerlik en moet uitgebou word. So 'n teologiese metaforologie kan net tot stand kom in dialoog met die literatuur en die kunste self. Aspekte van die sogenaamde Nuwe Hervorming word kortliks bespreek met betrekking tot die soeke na nuwe metafore.

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