On Creation Myths
Keywords:Comparative Creation Myths, Genesis, Five Nations, evolution
AbstractSome of the methodological assumptions operative in this essay are: all faiths express themselves through a variety of forms; one can never observe a faith directly, but only through its expressions; a religion is a shared faith, expressing itself through particular manifestations that have sufficiently shared meanings; one of the forms through which any religion manifests itself is myth. By “myth” is meant a narrative told for the purpose of inculcating a particular sense of the meaning and purpose of life.
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