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Limits and Life

Meaning and Metaphors in the Religious Language of Iceland

by Sigurdur Arni Thordarson (Author)
Monographs 201 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 319

Summary

Limits and Life: Meaning and Metaphors in the Religious Language of Iceland not only contributes to the field of Nordic cultural history, it is a valuable resource for those who may find themselves confronting threats and preparing for catastrophes in the twenty-first century. How can we best cope with traumatic events in nature, society, and the home? Facing and interpreting limits has been the pivotal religious task of Icelanders throughout the centuries. Strategies for survival became a necessity and included interpretations that assisted in coping with these crises along with strategies of escape. The theology of Icelanders offers potential ways for coping with difficulties and suggests strategies for addressing the limit-issues threatening us and later generations.

Details

Pages
201
ISBN (eBook)
9781453905371
ISBN (Book)
9781433117039
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 201 pp.

Biographical notes

Sigurdur Arni Thordarson (Author)

Sigurdur Arni Thordarson is a pastor of ELCI, the National Church of Iceland. He holds a Cand. Theol. from the University of Iceland and a PhD from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

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