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Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Paul Chilton and Monika Kopytowska


The book is divided into three Parts, all preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, particularly cognitive linguistics and pragmatics. Part I surveys the development of modern studies of religious language and the diverse disciplinary strands that have emerged. Beginning with descriptive approaches to religious language, and the problem of describing religious concepts across languages, we introduce the turn to cognition in linguistics and also in theology. In new interdisciplinary r ... More

Keywords: religion, cognition, linguistics, theology, cognitive science, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, cognitive linguistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190636647
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190636647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Chilton, editor
Professor Emeritus, Lancaster University

Monika Kopytowska, editor
Assistant Professor, University of Lodz

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