Role of God and Greek Gods Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Role of God and Greek Gods
The divine Creator in the Judeo-Christian tradition and Greek mythology.
# 122226 | 1,000 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper gives a comparative account of the role played by the gods in the Iliad as compared with the role of God in the Judeo Christian tradition. In the Greek stories, the gods play with men, pitting one against the other, or one nation against the other. The God of the Judeo Christian tradition is described completely differently and without anthropomorphism.

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"The role of the gods of the Iliad is to operate as proximate cause and casual observer of the Trojan War. The divinities pit Greeks and Trojans against each other in a constant contest for acknowledgment of the divinities' importance. Human beings do not sufficiently understand or appreciate that gods are cosmic and natural forces and so ignore various particular cosmic constituencies even as they honor others. That combines with the readiness of human beings to do three things: trust their own analysis of..."

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