On Creation Myths


  • John Badertscher




Comparative Creation Myths, Genesis, Five Nations, evolution


Some 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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How to Cite

Badertscher, J. (2010). On Creation Myths. Implicit Religion, 13(2), 195–209. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.v13i2.195




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