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Metaphor Snapshots and the Collage

Every metaphor both highlights and hides important aspects of any given Target domain. For this reason we need a variety of metaphors to help bring perspective to a Target domain, even if not all of the metaphors are equally valid. There is a place both for a central or normative metaphor and for a variety of metaphors that help keep the broader picture in view.

The following is an excerpt from a presentation first given at the Day of Homiletical Reflection, 2009 at Concordia Seminary, St; Louis.

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