Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

by Robert A. Segal
     
 

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

Overview

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815322573
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Theorists of Myth Series, #3
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Myth and Symbol in Contemporary Philosophy and Theology: The Limits of Demythologizing1
The Meaning of "Mythology" in Relation to the Old Testament15
Myth and the New Testament: The Greek Word [actual symbol not reproducible]25
New Testament and Mythology29
Judaism and the Modern Political Myths73
The Mythic85
The Meaning and Function of Myth in Greek and Roman Literature105
The Prestige of the Cosmogonic Myth129
Myth and Reality143
Mythic Thought in the Ancient Near East168
Sumerian Mythology: A Review Article174
Greek Mythology: Some New Perspectives200
Review of The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East213
Myth and the Old Testament245
Method in the Study of Near Eastern Myths264
Inside and Outside the Mouth of God: The Boundary Between Myth and Reality279
The Truth of Myth313
Introduction: The Symbolic Function of Myths327
Myth: Some Philosophical Problems341
Myth in Greek Historiography357
The Semantic Approach to Myth369
Myth and History in Israelite-Jewish Thought379
Acknowledgments409

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