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Cognitive Semiotics and On-Line Reading of Religious Texts: A Hermeneutic Model of Sacred Literature and Everyday Revelation

ContributorsEvola, Vito
Published inConsciousness, literature and the arts, vol. 6, no. 2
Publication date2005
Abstract

In this essay a hermeneutic model of the higher level understanding during on-line ritual reading by devotees of their respective sacred literatures is proposed, using the instruments provided by cognitive sciences. The way a devotee reads a sacred text differs from the way he or she would read a common piece of literature or how a lay person might read the same sacred text. After providing an overview of metaphor, anthropomorphism, and the “religious brain”, it is suggested how devotee-readers might make sense of a religious text and why it should be so important for their own personal everyday life. Universals are implicated in this genre of literature and the way it is interpreted.

Keywords
  • religious
  • hermeneutics
  • cognition
  • sacred texts
  • religious brain
  • universals
  • literature
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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EVOLA, Vito. Cognitive Semiotics and On-Line Reading of Religious Texts: A Hermeneutic Model of Sacred Literature and Everyday Revelation. In: Consciousness, literature and the arts, 2005, vol. 6, n° 2.
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ISSN of the journal1470-5648
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