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Myth : key concepts in religion

Author: Robert S Ellwood
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
Series: Key concepts in ...
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"Myth is a complex but vital component of an understanding of religion, and issues surrounding the modern discipline of mythology are often fraught with difficulty. The author's accessible introduction covers all the major theories concerning the meaning and interpretation of myth, from structuralist to psychoanalystic, and includes illustrative examples throughout, including modern literary and cinematic myths,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellwood, Robert S., 1933-
Myth.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2008
(OCoLC)624890840
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Ellwood
ISBN: 9781847062345 9781847062352 1847062342 1847062350
OCLC Number: 228427204
Description: v, 176 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The other within : encountering myth --
The elf-king's closet : types of myth --
The view from outside : theories of myth --
Singing the world : myths of creation --
The hero's journey : the warrior --
The hero's journey : the Savior --
The end of days and the life everlasting : eschatological myths --
Shadowside : myths of evil, the trickster, and the flood --
Our people : nationalistic myths --
The wizard's prism : psychology of myth --
The thinkers : notable scholars and philosophers of myth --
Absence and light-sabers : modern myth.
Series Title: Key concepts in ...
Responsibility: Robert Ellwood.
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Myth is a complex but vital component of an understanding of religion, and issues surrounding the modern discipline of mythology are often fraught with difficulty. This book covers the major theories  Read more...

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'The clarity of writing is superb doubtless related to the sensitive perception of myth that indicates Ellwood's great familiarity with the subject ... A very gracious history of mythological studies Read more...

 
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