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Alpha: The Myths of Creation

Long, Charles H.


After discussing the nature of religion, mythic, 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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  • Paperback
  • 287 Pages
  • Published: January 1983
  • ISBN: 0891306048
  • Series: Classics in Religious Studies

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