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Since it began more than two millennia ago, Christianity has given birth to a wide range of traditions, covering most of the languages and cultures of the earth. Among the most ancients of these, the Syriac speaking churches occupy a special place: they alone are using what is considered to be the mother tongue of Jesus himself, Aramaic, which is also one of the two languages of the Old Testament. More than a source of mere linguistic curiosities, the Syriac churches have also preserved a...
Topics: syriac, syrian, aramaic, interlinear, liturgy, prayer, orthodox, syriac orthodox, shimo, syriac...
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More than two millennia after the Roman conquest that marked the beginning of the fading away of the Gaulish tongue and culture, traces of the world of the Gauls still pervade their land. The Gauls obstinately refused to put their worldview into writing, but they nonetheless left a foundation, buried into the soil in the form of artifacts or written in the manuscripts of their neighbors. The artworks of the Gauls, in particular, represent an invaluable source concerning the way the early Celts...
Topics: Celtic Philosophy, Celts, Gauls, Gaul, Gaulish, Gundestrup, Heidegger, Irish, Gaeilge, Welsh,...
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Oct 19, 2018 Antón Bousquet
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One of the author’s previous works, entitled  A (Hi)story of Language and Being in the Bible , explored the relationship between man and language from the point of view of the biblical narrative, using linguistics and philosophy to analyze the way the ancient text describes the birth, the evolution, and the end of language. This analysis was used to produce a “meta-narrative,” that is, a narrative that recounts the story of the metaphysical world opened up by language, following the...
Topics: Biblical hermeneutics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Language, Heidegger, Karfried graf...
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Oct 19, 2018 Antón Bousquet
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Man’s language certainly is one of the most important elements distinguishing him from the other creatures roaming the earth. According to Martin Heidegger, it is the “House of Being,” man’s home and what shapes his own nature. This metaphor is the starting point of the present work, which aims at telling the (hi)story of the relationship between man’s language and his being, using the biblical narrative as a roadmap giving us a vision of the origin of language, of its evolution, and...
Topics: Biblical hermeneutics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Language, Heidegger, Karfried graf...