Metaphors of the religious ritual discourse

Aleksandr Michaylovich Prilutskiy, doctor in philosophy, professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (naberezhnaya reki Moiki, 48/20a, Saint-Petersburg, Russia,191186)

Prilutsky А. М. Metaphors of the religious ritual discourse, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2013, vol. 2, pp. 21–37.

DOI: 10.24411/2308-0698-2013-00008

Language: Russian

The article is devoted to the analysis of feature of metaphors in the language of religious rituals with different methods of semiotic and hermeneutic research. The author comes to the conclusion that precisely through metaphorizing revealed deep sense of religious rituals.

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Key words: metaphor, symbol, semantics, desemantization, ritual, prayer

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