CRC 1475 “Metaphors of Religion”

Religious meaning-making occurs in and through metaphors. In metaphors, meaning is transferred from one semantic domain to another. Religion, which cannot directly address its ultimate subject (the transcendent), is dependent on this procedure. The CRC seeks to more thoroughly understand this process theoretically and grasp it methodologically to research its semantic forms empirically and comparatively. The shapes religion takes as a socio-cultural phenomenon are thus better understood and central developments within specific religious traditions become more tangible. The CRC contributes to the historiography of religions, on the one hand, and to answering systematic questions in the comparative study of religions, on the other. > Read more

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New Lecture Series METAPHOR TALKS

The CRC 1475 starts a new Lecture Series, METAPHOR TALKS! The goal of the lecture series is to engage in …

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A recording of the panel discussion "FUSSBALLGOTT UND FUSSBALLGÖTTER" is available online

On the evening of March 20th, 2024, a panel discussion on religion and football in the Ruhr-region took place at …

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The Lord is My Goalkeeper – Football and Religion in Light of their Metaphors

A Collaborative Research Centre on Religion and Metaphor is holding an event at the Football Museum – as happened last …

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Metaphors Everywhere! The Power of Metaphors in the Media

The CRC 1475 School Lab "Metaphors Everywhere!" celebrated its premiere at the Linguistics@Schools Day on 27.02.2024. It is aimed at 11th grade school students and focuses on metaphors in contemporary media discourses.

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