"The Soul: House, and the Routes the Strength of Mind" Cover Image

„A lélek: ház, s az utak a lélekerők.”
"The Soul: House, and the Routes the Strength of Mind"

The mystic language of Eckhart Maister

Author(s): Ferenc Bányai
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Philology, Stylistics
Published by: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem
Keywords: mysticism of Meister Eckhart; metaphors; translation; Eckhartian language

Summary/Abstract: This study focuses on metaphors in the mysticism of Meister Eckhart (1260-1328). The role of the building – related metaphors was proved on his Latin works, vernacular treatises and sermons using the method of the conceptual theory of metaphor. In the research the connections in relation to these metaphors were established and from elements of the target domain the system was constructed and thus the hidden structure of Eckhart’s thought analyzed. Findings of this study demonstrate metaphors’ work in the understanding and in the translation, furthermore enable modern readers to enter into a discussion with mysticism through the Eckhartian language.

  • Issue Year: VII/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 52-64
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian