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I. Literary Criticism – II. Philosophy – III. Philosophy of Religion – IV. Fundamental Theology – V. History of Art

I. Literary Criticism

Metaphor (Gk μεταφορά/metaphorá, “transfer,” from μεταφέρω/metaphérō, “to transfer”) is a figure of speech in which, by means of a linguistic image, that is, in a figurative sense, reference is made to an object. The semantic analysis of metaphor, its dist…

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Löser, Philipp, Figal, Günter, Mühling, Markus and Mädler, Inken, “Metaphor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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