Living Myths: How Myth Gives Meaning to Human Experience
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Living Myths: How Myth Gives Meaning to Human Experience

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An intriguing exploration of the enduring significance of the world's great myths--from the dawn of time to the present day

As ancient as speech, as essential as law, myths are the stories we tell to find our identity in the cosmos. It is through mythology that we attempt to unravel not only the meaning of our actions and impulses but the significance of human existence its...more
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Published February 10th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published April 6th 1999)
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Bierlien takes myths from all different cultures and explains how they are of value to readers/listeners still nowadays. He does this by taking the 6 issues that Paul Ricoeur proposes humans need to address in order to have inner peace in their lives and showing how myths address and resolve these issues. The 6 issues he looks at are: people's mortality and inability to know everything, people's estrangement from God/ the divine, a person's process of becoming and transcending issues and problem...more
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