Thou Art That:
Transforming Religious Metaphor
By Joseph Campbell
Paperback. 136 pages
Publisher MarketingWoven from Joseph Campbell's previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors -- and their misinterpretations -- with the famed mythologist's characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell's insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation.Author Bio
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a writer, an anthropologist, lecturer and teacher. His lifelong fascination with myth began at the age of six when he was enchanted by a performance of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. A teacher at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years, he authored, co-authored and edited dozens of books on mythology in art and religion.