Religious Language Key Words

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  • Religious Language Key Words
    • Via Negativa: The way of talking about God by saying what he is not.
    • Via Positiva: The way of talking about God by saying what He is.
    • Equivocal: Where the same word is used in two different and unrelated ways.
    • Univocal: Where the same word is used in two different contexts but means the same thing.
    • Analogy: When two things are compared as similar because they share common features.
    • Myth: A story which conveys a religious belief or truth.
    • Cognitive: Language that carries meaning, and puts forward a proposition, provable true or false.
    • Non-Cognitive: Does not carry meaning in a factual manner, and is not putting forward a proposition provable true or false.
    • Analytic Statement: The internal logic of the sentence gives it meaning.
    • Strong Verification Principle: A statement carries meaning only if it is either analytic or empirically verifiable.
    • Weak Verification Principle: A statement carries meaning only if it is 'either analytic or can be shown by experience to be probably true.'
    • Falsification Principle: A statement is putting forward a genuine scientific proposition if there are conditions under which that proposition can be falsified.
    • Blik: A way of looking at the world.
    • Realist: Claims that refer to something that objectively exists, not something that exists just within the community of believers.
    • Language Game: Individual terms have meaning because of the way they are used within a group. A form of life is the activities that the group performs using language.
  • Myth: A story which conveys a religious belief or truth.

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