Finding Words of Abundant Life: Insights from Psycholinguistics

The Christian faith holds out the promise of abundant life and yet many writers have exposed the ambiguities experienced from the words used when that faith is expressed or discussed or described. While there are many aspects to this exploration, this article investigates a set of words that are use...

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Published in:Feminist theology
Main Author: Elizabeth, Margaret
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Feminist theology
Year: 2017, Volume: 25, Issue: 3, Pages: 273-292
Further subjects:B Abundant life
B Semantics
B Words
B Psycholinguistics
B Associations
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Summary:The Christian faith holds out the promise of abundant life and yet many writers have exposed the ambiguities experienced from the words used when that faith is expressed or discussed or described. While there are many aspects to this exploration, this article investigates a set of words that are used to and for the divine because the one spoken of as the author of this abundant life is described in terms that limit the possibilities for too many people. This article will draw on insights gained through the use of the discipline of psycholinguistics (the study of the processing of language) and extrapolate from these insights to offer a methodology for developing a language that expresses abundant life.
ISSN:1745-5189
Contains:Enthalten in: Feminist theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0966735017695935