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by Robert A. Segal

  • ISBN: 1558491910
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Robert A. Segal
  • Subcategory: Philosophy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (August 5, 1999)
  • Pages: 216 pages
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Theorizing About Myth is a 1999 book by the University of Aberdeen religious studies scholar Robert A. Segal that offers an alternative interpretation of the Adonis myth.

Theorizing About Myth is a 1999 book by the University of Aberdeen religious studies scholar Robert A. In chapter seven, "Adonis: A Greek Eternal Child", he puts forth his theory of Adonis, not as a vegetation god but as an archetype of the eternal child, the Jungian puer. In Segal's interpretation, based on the work of Carl Jung, Adonis lives as "a psychological infant, ultimately, as a fetus".

The analytic scholarship in this book is sharp and current, and deals with significant writers.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). The analytic scholarship in this book is sharp and current, and deals with significant writers. This is a useful collection of critical essays, especially suitable for adoption in undergraduate courses in literature, anthropology, folklore, psychology, and religious studies. ―Ivan Strenski, University of California, Riverside.

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Robert Segal, Professor of Theories of Religion at the University of. Lancaster, has been one of the . latest book, Theorizing about Myth, is a collection of ten previously published articles.

His. dealing with the way the study of myth has been developed by a number of key anthro-. Aspects of the theories of Tylor, Smith, Frazer, Freud, Harrison, Hooke, Eliade

Theorizing About Myth. Robert A. Segal is Reader in Theory of Religion at the University of Lancaster, England. His most recent books include Jung on Mythology and The Myth and Ritual Theory.

Theorizing About Myth. By (author) Robert Alan Segal.

A collection of essays analyzing the leading theories of myth. It surveys the contours of this ongoing discussion, comparing and evaluating the theories of Edward Tylor, William Robertson Smith, James Frazer, Jane Harrison, Sigmund Freud, .

This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion .

This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. The fate of the preternaturally beautiful Adonis is one of the main fables upon which Segal focuses, in an attempt to analyse the various different theories of myth. Where the theory does not work, he substitutes another myth, showing that, for all their claims to all-inclusiveness, certain theories, in fact, only apply to specific kinds of myths.

Segal has developed a reputation as a preeminent proponent of a social-scientific approach to the study of both. The essays in this book represent some of the best of his writing on myth over the past ten years. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info. Trending Teens' Books.

For two hundred years the subject of myth―its origin, function, and significance―has been addressed again and again, first by theologians and philosophers and then by anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists. From the outset the topic has sparked intense debate, with differing opinions expressed on everything from issues of epistemology and methodology to the meaning of "myth" itself. In this collection of essays, Robert A. Segal surveys the contours of this ongoing discussion, comparing and evaluating the leading theories of myth. Among the theorists discussed are Edward Tylor, William Robertson Smith, James Frazer, Jane Harrison, S. H. Hooke, Mircea Eliade, Rudolf Bultmann, Hans Jonas, Sigmund Freud, C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Hans Blumenberg. Author and editor of numerous books and articles in the fields of theories of myth and theories of religion, Segal has developed a reputation as a preeminent proponent of a social-scientific approach to the study of both. The essays in this book represent some of the best of his writing on myth over the past ten years.

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