FRYE, Northrop. AITKEN, Johan
Title: Double Vision : Language and Meaning in Religion. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1991, ISBN:0802059252
Seller ID: 102901
FRYE, Northrop. The Double Vision : Language and Meaning in Religion. [Withan introductory essay by Johan Aitken]. Toronto: University of Toronto Pre ss, (1991). First Printing. Pp. (10),[xi]-xviii,(3),-88,(6). 8vo, pale blue cloth with dark blue lettering to front board and spine. "In four very readable, engaging chapters, Frye contrasts the natural or physical vision of the world with the inward, spiritual one as each relates to the language, space, time, history, and the concept of God. Throughout, he reiteratese that the true literal sense of the Bible is metaphorical and that this conception of a metaphorical literal sense is not new, or even modern. He emphasizes the fact that the literary language of the Bible is not intended, like literature itself, simply to suspend judgment, but to convey a vision of spiritual life that continues to transform and expand our own. Its myths become, as purely literary myths cannot, myths to live by. Its metaphors become, as purely literary metaphors cannot, metaphors to live in." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Double Vision of Language: The Whirligig of Time, 1925-90 -- Primitive and Mature Societies -- The Crisis of Language; 2.The Double Vision of Nature: Natural and Human Societies -- Criticism and Civilization -- The Redemption of Nature; 3. The Double Vision of Time: Space and Time -- Time and History -- Time and Education; 4. The Double Visionof God: Gods and God -- Hebraic and Hellenic Traditions -- Metaphorical Li teralism -- The Humanized God. Very good in spine-stickered dustjacket. 24.00