Associated Projects

Here you can find information about the associated projects of the Collaborative Research Center 1475 “Metaphors of Religion”.

Metaphors of Conversion in Latin Late Antiquity

This project is the first extensive study on conversion metaphors for Latin Late Antiquity. Using cognitive-linguistic metaphor theories and model theory, it will systematically analyse metaphors as elementary parts of the linguistic range to communicate concepts of conversion.
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Translations between East and West

Osho (1931-1990) and the Language of the Religious

The project investigates the role of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who called himself Osho from 1989 on, and his speeches in the global transfer of concepts and works and its feedback on Indian society. Methodologically, in a first step, Osho’s self-dramatization as a “global guru” and the pragmatics of his “Discourses” are examined. In a second step, a computer-assisted recording of his vocabulary and individual investigations into the history of concepts and metaphors will be carried out.
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