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Myth : a biography of belief

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores classic works such as the "Song of Songs", the "Tao Te Ching", and the "Rg Veda" to reveal the cultural energies that ancient "mythmakers" sought to corral in their creations.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0195142888 9780195142884
OCLC Number: 51681936
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Chapter I Introduction: Myth and Religion 3 --
Chapter II Creation: Myth, Science, and Modernism 27 --
Chapter III Deity: Myth and Gender 67 --
Chapter IV Hero: Myth, Psyche, Soul, and the Search for Union 107.
Responsibility: David Leeming.

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"David Leeming has provided us in this compact book a compelling account of the powers of myth to inform the human condition and ultimately to provide meaning as myth persists from ancient time to Read more...

 
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