Thou Art That

Thou Art That

Transforming Religious Metaphor

Book - 2001
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Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here Campbell explores common religious symbols, reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context of his remarkable knowledge of world mythology. According to Campbell, society often confuses the literal and metaphorical interpretations of religious stories and symbols. In this collection, he eloquently reestablishes these metaphors as a means to enhance spiritual understanding and mystical revelation. With characteristic verve, he ranges from rich storytelling to insightful comparative scholarship. Included is editor Eugene Kennedy's classic interview with Campbell in The New York Times Magazine, which brought the scholar to the public's attention for the first time.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2001.
ISBN: 9781577312024
Branch Call Number: 230 Cam 3701 1
Characteristics: xxi, 136 pages
Additional Contributors: Kennedy, Eugene C.


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May 07, 2019

I find Campbell's ideas interesting, but he uses such scholarly language that deciphering his sentences is like making sense of Shakespeare. Are there Coles Notes for Campbell?

Nov 22, 2014

Clear and concise. The simplicity of the vocabulary and phraseology masks the subtlety and wisdom of the ideas expressed.

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