CA 374 Feb 24 - Com Arts 374 2/24 Thomas Lessel, Toward a...

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Com Arts 374 2/24 Thomas Lessel, “Toward a Definition of Religious Communication” - Problem – only looks in the domain of religion. Religious communication should permeate - Purpose – locate religious meaning and identify it. Uses science. - 3 Characteristics of Religious Meaning. o 1. Expressed through metaphor Rroland Barthes’ semiotic model First-order signification (literal meaning) Signifier – standing in for an object Signified - the object Signifier and signified = a sign Second – order signification (a higher level) Metaphor Signifier = lamb Signified = picture of lamb Sign is ALSO a signifier and therefore the signified is Christ as savior and the secondary sign (metaphor) is Easter You also need the two other characteristics as well, metaphor alone doesn’t work o 2. Irreducible to a literal form of expression Ex: Children compared to lambs can be reduced to and looked at in a literal level Ex: Lamb of god – we can’t reduce to a literal way so it is
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course COM ARTS 374 taught by Professor Melissa during the Spring '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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CA 374 Feb 24 - Com Arts 374 2/24 Thomas Lessel, Toward a...

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