Is the Chalcedonian doctrine of the incarnation a highly counter-intuitive concept whose success cannot be explained by cognitive science? Conceptual blending and the incarnation

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Abstract

In this paper I join the few scholars who have begun to challenge the idea that doctrinal concepts of mainstream religions, such as Christianity, are too complex and counter-intuitive to be easily transmitted by human minds without cultural support from constant teaching and repetition. I argue that Mark Turner's theory of conceptual blending can help us understand how combing ideas of a completely transcendent deity with ideas about a human man were in actual fact quite natural, and so in some ways intuitive, for human minds.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2015

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