Rahner's Primordial Words and Bernstein's Metaphorical Leaps: The Affinity of Art with Religion and Theology
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Karl Rahner's notion of primordial words and Leonard Bernstein's conception of music as intrinsically metaphorical are engaged to suggest that there is a fundamental affinity between artistic and religious imagination. The affinity is grounded, in part at least, in metaphoric process—an elemental cognitive act in which the human spirit is stretched so that its expressions can address what lies beyond them.
Masson, Robert, "Rahner's Primordial Words and Bernstein's Metaphorical Leaps: The Affinity of Art with Religion and Theology" (2006). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 212.
Published version. Horizons Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2006): 276-297. DOI. © 2006 College Theology Society (Villanova University). Used with permission.