The aim of this paper is to understand the meaning of "metalogue" within the context of the succession and education of religion. Metalogue is a special dialogic form of representation which was invented by Gregory Bateson, an ecologist of the mind. At first, we will confirm the important meaning of metalogue within Bateson's works. Then, we will investigate its efficacy and orientation within the study of the sacred, in which especially the interaction with Fritz Pearls' Gestalt therapy and Milton Erickson's hypnotherapy were examined. In the conclusion, metalogue can be taken as a form of representation in which the sacred is just to be shown without explicit discussion. This would shed some light on the problem of how we succeed to and educate about a sacred text.
|Translated title of the contribution||Gregory Bateson and Metalogue(<Special Issue>Religious Education and Transmission)|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Religious Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|