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Argument is war : relevance-theoretic comprehension of the conceptual metaphor of war in the apocalypse

Author: Clifford Winters
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Series: Linguistic biblical studies, v.18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Argument is War: Relevance-Theoretic Comprehension of the Conceptual Metaphor of War in the Apocalypse, Clifford T. Winters demonstrates that the apparent war in the Apocalypse is rather telling the story of the gospel: how Christ will restore Israel and, through them, the rest of the world. When Revelation is viewed through the corrective lens of cognitive linguistics, its violence becomes victory, its violent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Winters, Clifford,
Argument is war : relevance-theoretic comprehension of the conceptual metaphor of war in the apocalypse
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020.
(DLC) 2020021908
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Winters
ISBN: 9789004435735 9004435735
OCLC Number: 1154923073
Description: xi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Methodology --
Composing the conceptual metaphor Argument is War --
Elaborating and completing Argument is War --
The linguistic instantiation of Argument is War --
The pragmatic implicature Argument is War --
Implications and conclusions.
Series Title: Linguistic biblical studies, v.18.
Responsibility: by Clifford Winters.

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"In Argument is War: Relevance-Theoretic Comprehension of the Conceptual Metaphor of War in the Apocalypse, Clifford T. Winters demonstrates that the apparent war in the Apocalypse is rather telling the story of the gospel: how Christ will restore Israel and, through them, the rest of the world. When Revelation is viewed through the corrective lens of cognitive linguistics, its violence becomes victory, its violent characters become Christ, and its bloody end becomes the blessed beginning of the New Jerusalem. Revelation is simply telling the story of the early church (the Gospels and Acts) to the early church, and it is using a conceptual metaphor ('ARGUMENT IS WAR') to do it"--

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