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978-1-57731-202-4 / 9781577312024

Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

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Publisher:New World Library

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here Campbell explores common religious symbols, reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context of his remarkable knowledge of world mythology. According to Campbell, society often confuses the literal and metaphorical interpretations of religious stories and symbols. In this collection, he eloquently reestablishes these metaphors as a means to enhance spiritual understanding and mystical revelation. With characteristic verve, he ranges from rich storytelling to insightful comparative scholarship. Included is editor Eugene Kennedys classic interview with Campbell in The New York Times Magazine, which brought the scholar to the publics attention for the first time.

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