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September 14 - Bible and Western Culture BIBLE First 5...

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14/09/2007 11:46:00 BIBLE First 5 books – torah, scrolls.  Written by Moses Questioned by scientists largely disproved Still believed by many, traditionally.  o Saw his own death, saw all the way back to the beginning.  o Portrayed as the greatest prophet.  o Ascend to [cyanide] sees in the future and back to creation discussion on Wednesday myth and creation of myth.   Look as biblical text as mythical text – readings.  o How this happens and how it could by mythical.  Intertwining of good and evil, heaven and hell, etc.  look at bible as one long extended metaphor for the human condition having 3 elements o nostalgia for past myth usually deals with past o sense of loss, alienation, separation characteristic of biblical myth, not necessarily all myths.  Tolkein – modern myth – gap in history of british isles – no british myth. 
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