20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module examines the ways in which people talk to and about God, both in religious and secular contexts. Among the topics that will be covered are the nature and problem of religious language, religious genres, approaches to investigating religious language, the significance of metaphor in religious language, and the use of religious language in everyday talk. A significant portion of the module will focus on critical theolinguistics, which is the exploration of how religious language is used to assert power and/or control.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK