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Though many foes beset your road: an analysis of two putative conceptual metaphors depicting the Christian life through the concepts Warfare and Journey in English hymns
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is an analysis of two putative conceptual metaphors from The New Congregational Hymnbook published in 1885. The aim was to examine metaphoric instances in hymns relative to the Christian life that had a language pertaining to the concepts JOURNEY and WARFARE. This was done in order to see if they could be counted as conceptual metaphors. Furthermore, the aim was also to briefly ponder the probability of the existence of conceptual metaphor as it is presented by Lakoff and Johnson ([1980] 2003) et al. The analysis showed that the metaphoric expressions could indeed be said to belong to two conceptual metaphors, namely THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A JOURNEY and TO LEAD A CHRISTIAN LIFE IS TO BE ENGAGED IN WARFARE and that the existence of conceptual metaphor as such is highly plausible.

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Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphors, hymns
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44784ISRN: LTU-CUPP--07/104--SELocal ID: 288c771a-8718-4a1a-9eef-9d7051b92654OAI: diva2:1018063
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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