Primal myths

creating the world

Author: Barbara C. Sproul

Publisher: Harper San Francisco


Category: Philosophy

Page: 373

View: 5655


Creation Myths of the World: Parts I-II

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841742

Category: Reference

Page: 553

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Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.

Handbuch Religionswissenschaft

Religionen und ihre zentralen Themen

Author: Johann Figl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3702236147

Category: Philosophy

Page: 880

View: 2636

In der heutigen globalen Situation, die zu einer neuen und intensiveren Begegnung der vielfältigen religiösen und kulturellen Traditionen führt, sind wesentliche Informationen über die verschiedenen Religionen unentbehrlich. Dieses Handbuch bietet eine Einführung in das Fach (Geschichte, Systematik, Religionsbegriff usw.), eine Gesamtdarstellung der historischen und gegenwärtigen Religionen und behandelt die heute besonders gefragten zentralen religionsübergreifenden Themen, wie: Götter/Göttinnen, Gottesvorstellungen, Schöpfungs- und Jenseitsvorstellungen, Engel/Dämonen, Kult und Ritual, Ethik, Esotherik, Säkularisierung, Fundamentalismus. In enger Verknüpfung der vergleichend-systematischen mit der historischen Perspektive vermittelt das Buch in kompakter, übersichtlicher Form eine einheitliche Gesamtinformation. Am Zustandekommen dieses Handbuches haben 32 Autorinnen und Autoren mitgearbeitet, ReligionswissenschaftlerInnen zahlreicher Universitäten und Fachleute verschiedenster Disziplinen. Ausführliche Literaturangaben auf aktuellem Stand bei allen behandelten Themen und ein umfangreiches detailliertes Personen- und Sachregister unterstreichen den Rang dieses ausgezeichneten Fachbuches.

Teaching for EcoJustice

Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms

Author: Rita J. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317564715

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Teaching for EcoJustice is a unique resource for exploring the social roots of environmental problems in humanities-based educational settings and a curriculum guidebook for putting EcoJustice Education into practice. It provides model curriculum materials that apply the principles of EcoJustice Education, giving pre- and in-service teachers the ability to review examples of specific secondary and post-secondary classroom assignments, lessons, discussion prompts, and strategies that encourage students to think critically about how modern problems of sustainability and environmental destruction have developed, their root causes, and how they can be addressed. The author describes instructional methods she uses when teaching each lesson and shares insights from evaluations of the materials in her classroom and by other teachers. Interspersed between lessons is commentary about the rationale behind the materials and observations about their effect on students.

The Changing Image of the Sciences

Author: Ida H. Stamhuis,Teun Koetsier,Cornelis De Pater,Albert Van Helden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005877

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 7995

This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.

The Atheist's Primer

Author: Malcolm Murray

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460400445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 6901

The Athiest’s Primer is a concise but wide-ranging introduction to a variety of arguments, concepts, and issues pertaining to belief in God. In lucid and engaging prose, Malcom Murray offers a penetrating yet fair-minded critique of the traditional arguments for the existence of God. He then explores a number of other important issues relevant to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the relationship between religion and morality, in each case arguing that atheism is preferable to theism. The book will appeal to both students and professionals in the philosophy of religion, as well as general audiences interested in the topic.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 5642

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The View From the Center of the Universe

Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

Author: Joel R. Primack,Nancy Ellen Abrams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126884

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9207

In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

The Neurobiology of the Gods

How Brain Physiology Shapes the Recurrent Imagery of Myth and Dreams

Author: Erik D. Goodwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113649684X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 1870

Where does science end and religion begin? Can "spiritual" images and feelings be understood on a neurobiological level without dismissing their power and mystery? In this book, psychiatrist Erik Goodwyn addresses these questions by reviewing decades of research, putting together a compelling argument that the emotional imagery of myth and dreams can be traced to our deep brain physiology, and importantly, how a sensitive look at this data reveals why mythic or religious symbols are indeed more "godlike" than we might have imagined. The Neurobiology of the Gods weaves together Jungian depth psychology with research in evolutionary psychology, neuroanatomy, cognitive science, neuroscience, anthropology, mental imagery, dream research, and metaphor theory into a comprehensive model of how our brains contribute to the recurrent images of dreams, myth, religion and even hallucinations. Divided into three sections, this book provides: definitions and foundations an examination of individual symbols conclusive thoughts on how brain physiology shapes the recurring images that we experience. Goodwyn shows how common dream, myth and religious experiences can be meaningful and purposeful without discarding scientific rigor. The Neurobiology of the Gods will therefore be essential reading for Jungian analysts and psychologists as well as those with an interest in philosophy, anthropology and the interface between science and religion.

Great Themes of the World

Myth & Mankind

Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 1121

A cross-cultural examination of the commonality of themes which appear in the mythology of various peoples.

Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315053

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 749

Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.

World Mythology

An Annotated Guide to Collections and Anthologies

Author: Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: 469

View: 3535

A compact reference source that offers general readers bibliographic access to significant English-language translations, retellings, and summaries of myths from cultures around the world. While Greek, Roman, Norse, and Arthurian myths are the best known, this bibliography also surveys the less familiar materials containing African, Asian, Oceanian, and American myths. This easy-to-use reference arranges entries geographically and also includes author, illustrator/photographer, and subject indexes.

Storytelling Encyclopedia

Historical, Cultural, and Multiethnic Approaches to Oral Traditions Around the World

Author: David Adams Leeming,Marion Sader

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Education

Page: 543

View: 380

Presents over 700 entries for topics, themes, and individuals associated with oral traditions throughout the world

World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics

An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics

Author: Donna Rosenberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844259666

Category: Social Science

Page: 722

View: 2747

World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: William Hardy McNeill

Publisher: N.A


Category: World history

Page: 2221

View: 5092

"A comprehensive encyclopedia of world history with 538 articles that trace the development of human history -- with a focus on area studies, global history, anthropology, geography, science, arts, literature, economics, women's studies, African-American studies, and cultural studies related to all regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.