Theories of James, Durkheim, Weber, and Eliade
Major gods and goddesses - Vishnu and Shiva
Vishnu (the most popular; ~550 million followers; a god who lovingly sustains
7th century A.D.
Muhammad the Prophet
1.2 billion followers
Ultimate reality in Islam is envisioned as Allah or God
Much like the god of Judaism and Christianity, Allah is singular and exclusive
Muslims = ones who surr
People often construe myth as meaning a story that isnt true - but one response to this is that a
myth actually is true in its own way, different from ordinary truths. Drawing on lectures and readings,
show what this claim might mean.