Peter Richardson is Associate Professor of English Language at Hokkaido University, Japan. His research focuses on cognitive linguistics, theology, and religious language. Charles M. Mueller is Professor of English Language and Culture at Fuji Women’s University, Hokkaido, Japan. His research focuses on applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, metaphor, and religious language. Stephen Pihlaja is Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Coordinator for the language and linguistics curriculum, and Reader in Stylistics and at Newman University, UK. His research focuses on discourse analysis and inter-religious interaction.