By Bonnie Howe
This learn makes use of conceptual metaphor thought and technique to investigate the cultural good judgment and symbolic context, ethical content material and moral implications of one Peter. Conceptual metaphor examine is helping clarify how humans generate moral understandings; it may possibly support us realize and account for energetic ethical discourse among the NT and modern readers.
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In the latter role, it contributes to catharsis, clearing the way for right action. The roles Aristotle assigns metaphor in ethics as an aid to prudential reasoning and as a persuasive technique are the roles to which metaphor is still largely consigned in Western philosophical and theological ethics. Recap: Aristotle v. Plato on Metaphor Plato recognized metaphor’s persuasive and mimetic power and judged it a danger to the social order he had in mind. Mimetic poetry and the metaphor with which it was constructed was less than true; since it was indirect, it could be only imitative of the real.
Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967), 253.
14. 42 Ibid. 39 40 metaphor and hermeneutics: a history 33 down as ﬁgurative. ”43 One of his chief concerns in insisting upon attention to the literal / ﬁgurative split, is ethical. That is, he suspects that readers are apt to explain away passages that expose their sinfulness for what it is (the basic, primal, sin being lust, in his estimation). Core Characteristics of Augustine’s Approach to Metaphor In keeping with his rhetorical training, Augustine understands metaphor to be a subset of the larger category, ﬁgurative speech.
Because You Bear This Name: Conceptual Metaphor And the Moral Meaning of 1 Peter (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Bonnie Howe