The Oxford Companion To World Mythology
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📒The Oxford Companion To World Mythology ✍ David Leeming
✏The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Book Summary : Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.
📒The Handy Mythology Answer Book ✍ David A. Leeming
✏The Handy Mythology Answer Book Book Summary : Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger’s Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology.
📒The World Of Myth ✍ David Adams Leeming
✏The World of Myth Book Summary : The bestselling anthology of world mythology, updated and revised in a new Third EditionOrganized thematically, this text offers one of the most wide-ranging collections of the myths from cultures around the world including Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Indigenous, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian.
📒The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization ✍ Simon Hornblower
✏The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Book Summary : Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.
✏Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition Book Summary : Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
📒Mythology In The Middle Ages ✍ Christopher R. Fee
✏Mythology in the Middle Ages Book Summary : An examination of the greatest heroes of medieval literature looks at a variety of themes and motifs to discover common threads in medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions.
📒Science And Religion Fifty Years After Vatican Ii ✍ Kenan B. Osborne
✏Science and Religion Fifty Years After Vatican II Book Summary : In the past one hundred years, two major realities have changed both science and religion. The world of science has been enriched by quantum physics, the computation of the age of the universe, archaeological data in the Middle East, and a scientific stress on historical writing. The world of religion has been enriched by the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the Second Vatican Council. In the past fifty years, major scientists and major religious leaders have met together again and again. In the past fifty years, religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have held a number of thought-provoking conferences. In this volume, these gatherings are reviewed and evaluated. Two major religious problems have challenged the science-religion discussions, namely, which God should the scientists agree on, the Trinitarian God, Allah, or Yahweh? Which history of the universe sponsored by these three religions should scientists be looking for? This volume raises questions and suggests some preliminary forms of serious discussion.
📒The Oxford Companion To Indian Theatre ✍ Ananda Lal
✏The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre Book Summary : This Encyclopedic Volume Is The First Of Its Kind In Any Language Covering All Of Indian Theatre. Lavishly Illustrated, With Some Rare Photographs From Archival Collections.
📒The Spirit ✍ John Kloster
✏The Spirit Book Summary : Religion, politics and economics are always intertwined and affect people's lives. The human instinct prompts us to live good wholesome lives and to share our common humanity. Relationships and more relationships The energy-spirit that is present in us, continues to create more stars and galaxies. The universe is alive with the energy-spirit. We humans are privileged to have an integral role in this universal drama. Some religions, mainly Asian and more ancient, acknowledge the presence of the energy-spirit; so does the historical Jesus. The Western religions do not acknowledge the presence of the energy-spirit in creation. They do not see the spirit reflected in their own and other peoples lives. They created a God in their own male image and likeness. The many centuries of religious and economic wars these religions generated have left their mark. Greed and world wide civil unrest are a serious thread. They have become stagnant; locked in a fossilized tradition, unwilling to change. A volcanic eruption created by the human spirit is what the world needs to realize its spiritual heritage and potential.
📒Encyclopedia Of Psychology And Religion L Z ✍ David A. Leeming
✏Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion L Z Book Summary : Integrating psychology and religion, this unique encyclopedia offers a rich contribution to the development of human self-understanding. It provides an intellectually rigorous collection of psychological interpretations of the stories, rituals, motifs, symbols, doctrines, dogmas, and experiences of the world’s religious traditions. Easy-to-read, the encyclopedia draws from forty different religions, including modern world religions and older religious movements. It is of particular interest to researchers and professionals in psychology and religion.