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Beliggaamde realisme en ekobillike godskonstrukte

Philip P. Venter
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 30, No 2 | a58 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v30i2.58 | © 2009 Philip P. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 July 2009 | Published: 08 September 2009

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Abstract

Embodied realism and congruent God constructs
The findings of modern cognitive sciences have far-reaching implications for the philosophical framework within which theological texts have been and could be interpreted. In this regard, the body presents itself as an important epistemological agent. Body-critical analysis of Bible texts provides insight into the societal and cultural factors that brought about those texts, and presents a philosophical approach of embodied realism congruent with the embodiment of thought, the cognitive subconscious and the methaphorical nature of abstract concepts. By taking the body ideology fundamental to the concepts and constructs in religious texts seriously, a new discourse can be stimulated that will bring about new embodied perspectives on the relationship between humans, the environment and other

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kognitiewe wetenskap; filosofiese denkraamwerk; ori

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