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    Philosophy of Religion [Prentice Hall International Editions, 1990, Chapter 7] calls "the peculiarity of religious language". What Hick is referring to is the fact that when language is used either to describe God, or to make any kind of religious statement, it is used in ways that quickly reveal inherent difficulties of meaning. These problems have to do with the fact that while religious statements seem to have all the authority of factual statements, it is quite clearly not possible to regard

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    objects and the meaning of language was found in the objects for which it stands. He later rejected this and centred on how language works and is used, believing that problems of religious language come from misunderstanding its usage. Wittgenstein was no longer concerned with the truth or falsity of language but the way it is used and the functions that it performs, as he said 'Don't ask for the meaning ask for the use.' Wittgenstein recognised that language is equivocal as words have many

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    Cultural, religious and language conflicts in Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima, written by Rudolfo Anaya and published in 1972, has become one of the most widely read as well as critically acclaimed novels in the Chicano literature. It is first in the trilogy of novels by Anaya, with Heart of Aztlan (1976) and Tortuga (1979) following it. This novel can be viewed from many angles as well as layers, as it intertwines issues or themes of psychological maturation, social changes, identity crisis and

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    Assessing the View that Religious Language is Meaningless In recent times one of the most compelling and interesting arguments against God and religion has come from linguistic philosophy. In very basic terms the argument points out the fact that religion must necessarily use language in order to express abstract ideas such as God, love and so on, and in doing so commits a fallacy because as soon as such ideas are put into words they become meaningless. However, this is a rather large generalisation;

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    harshly command sexual activity; Herrick utilizes a more intellectual and sensitive argument with his religious undertones, persuasive and playful diction, and personification of nature. The variation between metaphysical and cavalier poetry can be seen through differences in Donne's and Herrick's attitudes towards their mistresses represented by varying structure, diction, imagery, and religious language. Although both "To His Mistress Going to Bed" and "Corrina's Going A-Maying" contain many imperative

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    modest, through and through!" (2610-1) Even Mephistopheles acknowledges her virtue. He calls her an "innocent, sweet dear!" (3007). Goethe further identifies Gretchen as a saint when Gretchen's bedroom becomes a shrine to Faust. Faust uses religious language to describe the room. "Welcome, sweet light, which weaves through this sanctuary. Seize my heart, you sweet pain of love, you that live languishing on the dew of hope! How the feeling of stillness breathes out order and contentment all around

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    1:9). Thus, through selective quoting, Faustus makes it seem as though religion promises only death and not forgiveness, and so he easily rejects religion with a fatalistic “What will be, shall be! Divinity, adieu!” (1.48). Meanwhile, he uses religious language—as he does throughout the play—to describe the dark world of necromancy that he enters. “These metaphysics of magicians / And necromantic books are heavenly” (1.49–50), he declares without a trace of irony. Having gone upward from medicine and

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    Specifically Religious Programmes on the Four Main Television Channels The coursework question, ' Describe the variety of specifically religious programmes on the four main television channels' is what I will be writing about. I will be giving examples of a number of specific religious programmes and of what style they are. Religious broadcasting is a programme is specifically about a certain religion. When religious broadcasting began it was mainly on a Sunday and aimed at the religious people

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    Religion without doctrine, religion without creed, religion without belief in another, spiritual world we live in - that is what Cupitt is striving for since he denies the literal truth of virtually all the elements of religious creed: the afterlife, heaven and hell and the resurrection of Jesus Christ." are comments made by Julian Baggini after an interview with Cupitt. Cupitt is seen as "a man who wants to dispense with all religion's claim to truth, yet who sees something in religion that is

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    The Struggle of Power

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    embodim... ... middle of paper ... ... ways expresses how power is portrayed through religion, although the religions may not all be the same. Overall, the main theme of Anaya’s book concerns the struggle of power within different cultural and religious premises. Through his struggle, Antonio is able to realize that he does not necessarily need to make a choice between all the religions, but that there is wisdom in understanding that each may have its place in his life. Works Cited Caminero-Santangelo

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