Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language: An Introduction

Defining ReligionWays of Being ReligiousReligious LanguageCognitive Linguistics and ReligionOverview of the BookDiscussion QuestionsCategorizationCategories in Cognitive ScienceElements of Idealized Cognitive ModelsReligious Language and the Theory of Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models and Meaning ConstructionDiscussion QuestionsConceptual MetaphorDefining and Identifying Conceptual MetaphorIdentifying MetaphorThe Function of Metaphor in Religious LanguageAccessibility and Understanding of MysteryConveying Perspective and Marking MembershipConstruing the Abstract as Concrete and TangibleProviding Structure to an Ultimate PurposeExamples of Metaphor in Religious Languagejourney and movement Metaphorslight MetaphorsThe Highlighting Function of MetaphorDiscussion QuestionsMetonymyIdentifying MetonymyTypes of MetonymyThe Function of MetonymyThe Origins of Metaphor and MetonymyMetonymy and Metaphor in Religious LanguageDiscussion QuestionsAgencyAgency in Discourse AnalysisFigurative and Literal Conceptions of Divine AgencyLevels and Types of AgencyLevels of AgencyAgency and FramesDiscussion QuestionsForce DynamicsForce Dynamics BasicsForce Dynamics and Religious LanguageAgency and Force Dynamics in Mystical LanguageDiscussion QuestionsConceptual BlendingTypes of Conceptual BlendsComplex Blends in Religious LanguageStrategic Use of Blends within DiscourseThe Ritual of the Four InstrumentsElaborate Blends in RitualDiscussion QuestionsComplex Systems TheoryComplex Systems TheoryDiscourse Dynamics ApproachApplying the DDADiscussion QuestionsDiscussion Questions