More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
<div>"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for...
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<div>"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." — Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University <br><br>"In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important." — Norman Holland, University of Florida</div>
Max Turner, MA PhD (Cantab) FRSA is Professor of New Testament Studies at London School of Theology. Max studied medicine and theology at Cambridge and then went on to complete his NT doctorate on Luke-Acts there. With the exception of a five-year secondment as lecturer in the University of Aberdeen, he has been with the London Bible College since 1974. His major books on the Holy Spirit, Power from on High and The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts have established him as the leading international scholar in this field. He has also written Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation (with Peter Cotterell) and is at present engaged on a major commentary on Ephesians (New International Greek Testament Commentary). With Professor Joel Green he is editing (for Eerdmans) the pioneering Two Horizons Commentary series (a new type of commentary, interfacing NT with biblical, systematic and practical theology), for which he is preparing the volume on Ephesians.
George Lakoff is Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Don't Think of an Elephant!", among other works, and is America's leading expert on the framing of political ideas.