Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/346292
Title:
'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor
Authors:
Bowen, Deborah
Abstract:
Metaphor has been called a 'form of listening.' In its enacting of a hinge between language and the beyond of language, metaphor points to something bigger than language that Christians might call the glory of God revealed in the material world by common grace (Ps.19.1-4, Rom.1.20). Two contemporary poets who pay particularly careful attention to the matter of the world are John Terpstra, a Christian writing a kind of 'lectio divina' about the abused body of the earth in south-western Ontario, and Don McKay, Canada's premier 'nature poet,' who describes 'the disturbing thrilling awareness that there really is a world outside language, which, creatures of language ourselves, we translate with difficulty.' Thus, despite different belief commitments, both these poets create what Madeleine L'Engle calls 'icons of the true' that open new windows onto God's glory.
Affiliation:
Redeemer University College
Citation:
Bowen, Deborah. "'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor." (paper presented at the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies, 'Toronto Inter-Faculty Colloquium', March 27, 2013, Toronto, Ontario)
Issue Date:
27-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/346292
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
Metaphor; Language; Poetry; Terpstra, John; Terpstra, John. Falling Into Place; McKay, Don; McKay, Don. Vis-à-Vis; Literary language; Zwicky, Jan; Nature; Ecology; Urban geography; Meaning
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections:
Toronto Inter-Faculty Colloquia

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dc.contributor.authorBowen, Deborahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-06T17:28:13Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-06T17:28:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-27-
dc.identifier.citationBowen, Deborah. "'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor." (paper presented at the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies, 'Toronto Inter-Faculty Colloquium', March 27, 2013, Toronto, Ontario)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/346292-
dc.description.abstractMetaphor has been called a 'form of listening.' In its enacting of a hinge between language and the beyond of language, metaphor points to something bigger than language that Christians might call the glory of God revealed in the material world by common grace (Ps.19.1-4, Rom.1.20). Two contemporary poets who pay particularly careful attention to the matter of the world are John Terpstra, a Christian writing a kind of 'lectio divina' about the abused body of the earth in south-western Ontario, and Don McKay, Canada's premier 'nature poet,' who describes 'the disturbing thrilling awareness that there really is a world outside language, which, creatures of language ourselves, we translate with difficulty.' Thus, despite different belief commitments, both these poets create what Madeleine L'Engle calls 'icons of the true' that open new windows onto God's glory.en_GB
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relationSweetman, Robert. "Rejoinder to 'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor." (paper presented at the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies, 'Toronto Inter-Faculty Colloquium', March 27, 2013, Toronto, Ontario)en_GB
dc.relationBowen, Deborah. "'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor. Responding to Bob Sweetman's Response at the ICS Colloquium, Wed. Mar. 27, 2013. (paper presented at the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, 'Toronto Inter-Faculty Colloquium', March 27, 2013, Toronto, Ontario)en_GB
dc.relation.isversionofBowen, Deborah. 'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphor. Canadian Theological Review 2.1 (2013): 59-78en_GB
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/346247-
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.subjectMetaphoren_GB
dc.subjectLanguageen_GB
dc.subjectPoetryen_GB
dc.subjectTerpstra, Johnen_GB
dc.subjectTerpstra, John. Falling Into Placeen_GB
dc.subjectMcKay, Donen_GB
dc.subjectMcKay, Don. Vis-à-Visen_GB
dc.subjectLiterary languageen_GB
dc.subjectZwicky, Janen_GB
dc.subjectNatureen_GB
dc.subjectEcologyen_GB
dc.subjectUrban geographyen_GB
dc.subjectMeaningen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChristianity in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshNature in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshEcology in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMeaning (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshMetaphoren_GB
dc.subject.lcshLanguage and languagesen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPoetryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTerpstra, Johnen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTerpstra, John. Falling Into Placeen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMcKay, Don, 1942-en_GB
dc.subject.lcshMcKay, Don, 1942- Vis-à-Visen_GB
dc.subject.lcshStyle, Literaryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshZwicky, Jan, 1955-en_GB
dc.subject.lcshUrban geographyen_GB
dc.title'Seeing Beyond the Scenery': Exploring the World Through Metaphoren
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentRedeemer University Collegeen_GB
dc.identifier.conferenceToronto Inter-Faculty Colloquium (2013 : Institute for Christian Studies. Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics)en_GB
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