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God, Myth, and Society
This paper discusses that the social sciences have searched to identify the purpose of religions, but in their efforts to define the purpose of myth, sociologists are still at a loss.
# 55491 | 5,645 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper explains that ideas about moral values, religions, or myths, which have an absolute foundation in a "god" who is essentially "other" than ourselves, have been replaced in the minds of this generation by the treatise of relative morals and ethics. The author points out that there are the two common frameworks that classical mythologists used to understand the construction of myth: (1) Belief systems, which attempt to give the person a sense of control over that which is larger than him or herself, and (2) myths, which allow the person an understanding of themselves and the world around them. The paper stresses that, in the wake of man's self-enlightenment, the striving for knowledge has left behind an unexplained vacuum in the minds and hearts of men to still remain connected to myth-belief systems.

Table of Contents
Levi-Strauss's Conundrum Regarding Myth
Personal "Needs" for a God Identity Myth
Myth Definition
Myth Construction
Myth's Purpose

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