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Millera, Adam S. 2005. Metaphorical Reference and the Existence of God. Horizons 32 (2) : 352–361. 10 pp.
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The present paper revolves around the notion of love as related to the existence of God. The author of this article claims that, even if the developments of science have relegated our questioning about God to a second place, we still question ourselves about love, and questioning ourselves ‘what do you love’ is addressing the question of God in our world. In particular, questioning about God is questioning about love’s mode of reference. The author contends that love’s mode of reference is metaphor, and argues that we need to transform our understanding of literality and existence in order to understand how it is possible for metaphor to refer.