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Kuczok, Marcin. 2018. The biblical metaphors of sin: A cognitive-semantic perspective on the English version of the Bible. Linguistica Silesiana 39 : 171–186. 16 pp.
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The paper examines the conceptual metaphors for sin in an English translation of the Bible, specifically the New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (2007[1989]). The paper makes the assumption that basic human experiences include that of moral evil and notes the difficulty in defining the related abstract concept of sin from a semantic perspective. The metaphors for sin identified in the paper are motivated by sensorimotor or cultural experience in general and are analysed in several categories depending on their specific motivation.