Alpha: The Myths of Creation

Alpha: The Myths of Creation

Paperback Classics in Religious Studies / Scholars Press and the Ameri

By (author) Charles H. Long


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  • Publisher: Scholars Press
  • Format: Paperback | 287 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 222mm x 20mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 2 January 1983
  • Publication City/Country: Atlanta
  • ISBN 10: 0891306048
  • ISBN 13: 9780891306047
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,769,074

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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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