Alpha : The Myths of Creation (Paperback)

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After discussing the nature of religion, mythic and scientific modes of thinking and the general character of creation myths, Charles Long interprets five major types of such myths: creation from nothing, emergence myths, world-parent myths, creation from Chaos and from the cosmic egg, and earth-diver myths. Original texts of creation myths from a wide range of cultures offer insights into the authentic ways of mythic thinking and expression.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Mfg Part# 9780891306047
SKU 31028021
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0891306048
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note After discussing the nature of religion, mythic and scientific modes of thinking and the general character of creation myths, Charles Long interprets five major types of such myths: creation from nothing, emergence myths, world-parent myths, creation from Chaos and from the cosmic egg, and earth-diver myths. Original texts of creation myths from a wide range of cultures offer insights into the authentic ways of mythic thinking and expression.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0287
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Series Part 4
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