Where Myth and History Meet

Where Myth and History Meet

by Craig Payne
     
 

In Where Myth and History Meet, Craig Payne draws upon the work of Mircea Eliade, C.S. Lewis, and others, to present a view of the relationship between myth and Christianity. The author briefly argues against two other views of this relationship: the view that biblical writings are to be accepted as straightforward history, with no regard to their mythic

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In Where Myth and History Meet, Craig Payne draws upon the work of Mircea Eliade, C.S. Lewis, and others, to present a view of the relationship between myth and Christianity. The author briefly argues against two other views of this relationship: the view that biblical writings are to be accepted as straightforward history, with no regard to their mythic content or parallels; and the view that biblical writings (especially the Gospels) are simply another form of myth, with no regard to their presentation as factual history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761821489
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.23(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Pictures in the Clouds Chapter 3 Myth and the Central Questions Chapter 4 Should We Reject Myth Entirely? Chapter 5 Myth and Religious Truth Chapter 6 A Christian Response to Myth Chapter 7 Appendix: The Interaction of Experience and Language Chapter 8 References Chapter 9 Index

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