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Thou Art That:
Transforming Religious Metaphor
by Joseph Campbell


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword by Eugene Kennedy

Metaphor and Religious Mystery

-The Meaning of Myth
-What Myths Do
-Metaphor, the Native Tongue of Myth
-Metaphor and Mystery

The Experience of Religious Mystery

-Symbolism and Religious Experience
-Experiencing Mystery

Our Notions of God

-Elements of Our Experience of the Mystery of God
-Symbols: Out of Time and Place

The Religious Imagination and the Rules of Traditional Theology

-Imagination and Its Relation to Theological Inquiry

Symbols of the Judeo-Christian Tradition

-What Kinds of Gods Have We?
-Abraham, Father of the Jewish People

Understanding the Symbols of Judeo-Christian Spirituality

-The Virgin Birth
-The Cave
-The Infant
-Flight into Egypt
-The Child as Teacher
-The Messiah
-The Last Supper
-The Cross
-The End of the World

Question Period

APPENDIX: A Discussion

Introductory Note
Earthrise---The Dawning of a New Spiritual Awareness

Chapter Notes

A Joseph Campbell Bibliography


Contents (C) 2006 James Baquet


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