Robert L. Masson
“What Cognitive Linguistics Brings to an Understanding of the Evolution of Religion and Religious Expression”
(Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 – 8:55 am, Wolf Conference Room, Tamaya)
Robert L. Mason (Ph.D., Fordham University, 1978) is Professor Emeritus, Marquette University. He is author of Without Metaphor, No Saving God: Theology after Cognitive Linguistics (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2014). He specializes in systematic and philosophical theology. The focus of his current research is the role of metaphor, analogy, and symbol in religious understanding and theological argumentation, particularly in light of recent research in cognitive linguistics. He has served as President of the College Theology Society (2004-2005) and coordinator of the Karl Rahner Society (1995 to 1998).