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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends by PDF

ISBN-10: 0762448024

ISBN-13: 9780762448029

During this great remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an in depth new introductory essay and extra observation during the booklet at the background of local americans, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He comprises examples of myths from tribes passed over via Spence, a consultant to tribes and their myths by way of sector, a simple Lakota (Sioux) word list, publications to key pronunciations and a bibliography.

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Segal, Myth, 4. 3. , 5. 4. Hooper, The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, 1:765. 5. Peretti, “The Modern Prometheus,” 2. 6. Evangelical Protestant theologians continue to struggle with the concept and understanding of myth. For example, the prominent twentieth-century evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry writes: “The term myth has acquired a bewildering ambiguity of connotation in respect to religious thought.  .  . and on what cognitive basis we affirm this to be the case. Contemporary neo-Protestant writers seem to employ the term myth as a linguistic device for evading the problem of truth” (Henry, God, Revelation and Authority, 59–69).

But what was it about allegory that Tolkien found so objectionable? The similarity of allegory to myth and fantasy would lead one to conclude that an author who enjoys one would naturally find the other two forms equally appealing. Why not Tolkien? Tolkien had three criticisms of allegory. First, there was the question of degree. If X was being used allegorically, then why not Y? And Tolkien leveled this criticism against the writer as well as the reader. Not only did Tolkien see a danger in a reader interpreting something allegorically that the writer never intended, but he found it equally perilous for the writer to put in so much allegory that it left the reader confused about the true meaning.

McClintock and Strong, Cyclopedia, 6:805. Campbell, The Mythic Dimension, 10. ”28 A similar view is argued by Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun and the author of numerous works on comparative religion. Armstrong has devoted much of her academic career to the study of myth as both a religious and cultural phenomenon. In her book A Short History of Myth, Armstrong argues that mythology was essential to the early hunters and gathers of the Palaeolithic period (c. 29 Armstrong notes that ethnologists and anthropologists have long recognized the influence and importance of the sacred or divine among cultures as one delves into human history.

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