Primal myths

creating the world

Author: Barbara C. Sproul

Publisher: Harper San Francisco


Category: Philosophy

Page: 373

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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: 9023

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: 8074

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: 8445

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.

Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315053

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 2850

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

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: 7082

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: 6571

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.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman


ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9917

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

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: 946

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: 4009

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

Die Rätsel von Badger's Drift


Author: Caroline Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442446766


Page: 317

View: 2852

Eine allseits beliebte alte Dame wird Zeugin eines Vorfalls, welcher besser unbeobachtet geblieben wäre - kurz darauf scheidet sie aus dem Leben. Doch erst ein zweiter Todesfall - eindeutig Mord - stört die Idylle des verschlafenen englischen Dorfes.

The Beginning

Creation Myths Around the World

Author: Maria Leach

Publisher: New York : Funk and Wagnalls


Category: Creation

Page: 253

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Das Evangelium des fliegenden Spaghettimonsters

Author: Bobby Henderson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641182220

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2169

Am Anfang war die Nudel – und Bobby Henderson ist ihr Prophet Eine fulminante Satire über religiösen Dogmatismus und die Evolutionstheorie. Zahllose Menschen sind überzeugt zu wissen, wer die Welt erschuf und unsere Geschicke lenkt: Es ist das Fliegende Spaghettimonster. Die Glaubenssätze seiner Anhänger sind klar und überzeugend: Der Pastafarianismus steht für alles, was gut ist. Was lehnt er ab? Alles, was nicht gut ist. Und es ist ein Glaube, der sich im Einklang mit der Wissenschaft befindet. Ob Evolution, Schwerkraft oder globale Erwärmung – das vorliegende Evangelium hält für alles eine bestechend logische Erklärung bereit.


Author: Hesiod

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743713306

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 413

Hesiod: Theogonie Entstanden im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a.d.S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Hesiodos. Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a. d. S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jakob Asmus Carstens, Kampf der Titanen und Götter, 1795. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.