Myths of Creation

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9780720612028: Myths of Creation

An exploration of mythology, religious belief, and scientific theory on the origins of the universe. A classic study of mythology, this examination investigates stories from all continents and ages—with all their startling similarities and contrasts—to reveal the workings of the human mind and imagination. Philip Freund provides revealing insight into the universality of ideas and faith by examining a wide range of texts such as the Old Testament, the Upanishads, and Gilgamesh in his search for parallels between creation fables. The analysis estimates, for example, that more than 500 flood legends have been told by more than 250 tribes and peoples from around the world. Also featured are clear presentations of the theories of towering figures such as Freud, Jung, Frazer, Campbell, and Malinowski who have proposed variously that myths are primitive history based on literal fact, a means of expressing profound tribal wisdom and psychological and sexual truth, or that they represent a search for kinship with the animal and vegetable world. Fascinating and erudite, this revered book ranks among the select handful of core texts in any mythology collection.

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Philip Freund is a novelist, poet, documentary film writer, and playwright as well as essayist, literary critic, and anthropologist. He is a Professor Emeritus at Fordham University, New York, and he has taught and lectured on drama and related subjects at other universities.

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"Philip Freund has a style of lovely simplicity...the sure mark of a man who knows what he is doing."

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Descripción Peter Owen Publishers, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Milton Charles Ilustrador. Language: English . Brand New Book. Myths of Creation is a classic study of mythology, religious belief and scientific theory on the origins of the universe that examines stories from all continents and ages - with all their startling similarities and contrasts - to reveal the workings of the human mind and imagination. Philip Freund provides revealing insight into the universality of ideas and faith by examining a wide range of texts such as the Old Testament, the Upanishads and Gilgamesh in his search for parallels between creation fables. Why should a Polynesian have a legend which is almost exactly like one told by a Nordic nomad, or a Brazilian Indian repeat a tale much like that of an Eskimo? He estimates, for example, that over 500 flood legends have been told by more than 250 tribes and peoples from around the world. Also here are clear presentations of the theories of towering figures such as Freud, Jung, Frazer, Campbell and Malinowski who have proposed variously that myths are primitive history based on literal fact, a means of expressing profound tribal wisdom and psychological and sexual truth or that they represent a search for kinship with the animal and vegetable world.This (still) controversial study will appeal to a wide group of readers - the naturalist who wonders about the origin of the universe, the fundamentalist who challenges Darwin s theory of evolution, the psychologist intrigued by Freud s and Jung s studies of the subconscious and the literature student who finds mythic parallels in texts widely separated by place and time. Fascinating and erudite, this revered book ranks among the select handful of core texts in any mythology collection. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780720612028

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Descripción Peter Owen Publishers, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Milton Charles Ilustrador. Language: English . Brand New Book. Myths of Creation is a classic study of mythology, religious belief and scientific theory on the origins of the universe that examines stories from all continents and ages - with all their startling similarities and contrasts - to reveal the workings of the human mind and imagination. Philip Freund provides revealing insight into the universality of ideas and faith by examining a wide range of texts such as the Old Testament, the Upanishads and Gilgamesh in his search for parallels between creation fables. Why should a Polynesian have a legend which is almost exactly like one told by a Nordic nomad, or a Brazilian Indian repeat a tale much like that of an Eskimo? He estimates, for example, that over 500 flood legends have been told by more than 250 tribes and peoples from around the world. Also here are clear presentations of the theories of towering figures such as Freud, Jung, Frazer, Campbell and Malinowski who have proposed variously that myths are primitive history based on literal fact, a means of expressing profound tribal wisdom and psychological and sexual truth or that they represent a search for kinship with the animal and vegetable world.This (still) controversial study will appeal to a wide group of readers - the naturalist who wonders about the origin of the universe, the fundamentalist who challenges Darwin s theory of evolution, the psychologist intrigued by Freud s and Jung s studies of the subconscious and the literature student who finds mythic parallels in texts widely separated by place and time. Fascinating and erudite, this revered book ranks among the select handful of core texts in any mythology collection. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780720612028

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