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Religious Language

Author : Peter Donovan
ISBN : 0801562783
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Religious Language Of A Belarusian Tatar Kitab

Author : Shirin Akiner
ISBN : 3447030275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Tatars from the Golden Horde settled in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th-16th centuries. By descent they were Turco-Mongols, by religion Muslim. Within a few generations they lost their native language(s) and spoke only Belarusian and Polish. In order to record and hand on the essentials of their faith they translated essential religious works into Belarusian Polish. These languages were normally written in the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets - 'Christian' scripts and so unsuitable for Islamic texts. The Tatars therefore devised their own system of orthography, using Arabic letters to convey the phonology of the Slav languages. They also created a religious vocabulary that was suited to the expression of Islamic ideas. For general ethical concepts they drew on Belarusian and Polish, but for terms relating to Islamic doctrine and practice they used Arabic loanwords, 'Slavicising' them morphologically and phonetically. This linguistic fusion represents a remarkable cultural monument of Islam in Europe. The first part of the present work traces the six-hundred year history of the Tatars in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - a territory now divided between Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. It draws on a wide range of sources, including contemporary accounts in Latin, Old Russian, medieval French, Polish, Italian and Turkish. The second part consists of a detailed study of a Tatar manuscript (Kitab) held in the British Library. Extracts of such manuscripts have previously appeared in print, but this is the first full-length examination of a Tatar text. The main language is Belarusian (mixed standard and dialect forms), and in places heavily Polonized.A CD-ROM with a Latin-script transliteration of the entire Belarusian-Polish British Library Kitab is included in the sleeve of the book.

Metaphorical Theology

Author : Sallie McFague
ISBN : 1451418000
Genre : Religion
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". . . a liberating book about a liberating theological approach."--Christianity and Crisis"Metaphorical Theology is a brilliant piece of writing which will make an important contribution both to new thinking on he nature of religious language and also to the dialogue between Christianity and Feminist Theology."--Rosemary Radford RuetherGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary"The great virtue of Professor McFague's book is that it tackles [some] crucial problems in an extremely perceptive and creative way . . . .All in all it is a most timely book both for the theological and for the church at large."--Maurice WilesRegius Professor of DivinityChrist Church, Oxford University

Religious Language An Empirical Placing Of Theological Phrases

Author : Ian T. Ramsey
ISBN : 033405463X
Genre : Religion
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The whole subject of religious and theological language is one that is likely to receive increasing attention. Professor Ramsey's original and suggestive book cannot fail to have a notable influence on future discussions, and it is indispensable to anyone who wants to follow these discussions intelligently.' So wrote John Macquarrie in the Expository Times in 1958. Subsequent events have proved him right. While invaluable for philosophers and theologians, it is clearly of more than specialist interest, as David Cairns pointed out in the Church of England Newspaper: 'written with such gusto that the reader is tempted to note passages and inflict them on his friends. It is no small achievement to have written in such a lively manner without conveying the impression of frivolity.'

Nature Of Religious Language

Author : Stanley E. Porter
ISBN : 1850755809
Genre : Religion
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The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held at the Roehampton Institute London, in February 1995, and are concerned with either theological or literary issues related to the nature of religious language. The papers offer different interpretations of a range of issues and suggest further issues that are still unresolved about the nature of religious language, from its early usage in the biblical texts to its recent use in contemporary writing and religious discourse, as well as many points in between.

Religious Language And Its Meaning

Author : P. S. Momin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036016413
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Shakespeare S Religious Language

Author : R. Chris Hassel Jr.
ISBN : 9780826458902
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An A to Z reference guide to religious terms, concepts and references in Shakespeare.

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