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Myth (Paperback)

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This book presents an accessible introduction to the complex topic of Myth. Ellwood examines theories, meanings and interpretations, all of which are structured around a typical programme of study. 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. In "Myth: Key Concepts in Religion" students will find all the tools they need to achieve an understanding of this complicated topic.Structured around a typical programme of study, Robert Ellwood'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, from "The Lord of the Rings" to "Star Wars.""Key Concepts in Religion" is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encounters in the study of religion. Specially written to meet the need of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, religion, the books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religion Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 04/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847062352  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Ellwood was Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California from 1967 until his retirement in 1997. He is author or editor of over 25 books, including textbooks in world religions and religious studies, histories, and works on spirituality.

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