Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

Category: Book
By (author): Campbell, Joseph
Edited By: Kennedy, Eugene
Series: Collected Works Of Joseph Campbell
Subject:  RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
  RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
  RELIGION / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
Publisher: New World Library
Published: March 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.26in x 5.63in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*In these expertly collected essays, lectures, and discussions, famed mythologist Joseph Campbell illuminates Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors - and their misinterpretations - with the conversational warmth and accessible scholarship that he brought into so many living rooms during his groundbreaking conversations with Bill Moyers. Ranging across religious and mythological history and geography, Campbell highlights centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical approaches to religious story and argues that the symbols of the Western religions are perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation. Whether discussing the virgin birth, miracles, or the cross, Campbell's voice is uniquely engaging. It comes through, vibrant and generous, as if we are with him in a room flooded with life." ( 'Parabola' magazine.)
Review Quote*"[A] romp through the Judeo-Christian tradition - a lightning-paced tour with an extremely knowledgeable and provocative guide to illuminate some intriguing, untrammeled paths."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"It is Campbell the armchair speaker who shines through, buoyant with life and with comments that are eerily relevant to current times."
- Parabola

"The work confirms the commonality of the human experience. A much-needed prescription in today's world."
- San Francisco Chronicle
Biographical NoteJoseph Campbell (1904-1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume 'The Masks of God' and 'The Power of Myth' (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.Eugene Kennedy, PhD is a psychologist, syndicated columnist, and a professor emeritus of Loyola University Chicago. A laicized Catholic priest, he has written over fifty books on psychology, religion, the Catholic church, and the psychology of religion.