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Sintesi dell'editore

The early myths of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, Canaan, Greece, and Rome have greatly and continuously influenced all of Western culture and civilization. Myths rely on imagination and intuition; they express fervently held convictions about the ultimate nature of things, exploring the mysteries of life and death, passion and suffering. Today, theological interest is resurging in goddess worship, and other early nature-based religions are receiving a renewed attention. This presentation also discusses how the literature and culture of these religions have influenced Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

©1994 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1994 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Classical Religions and Myths of the Mediterranean Basin

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Joe Parlett
  • 15/02/2021

Makes me wonder about the age of the book.

Neolithic is misrepresented. The book must be old. Aphrodite is Venus in Rome not Diana.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Deborah A. Landry
  • 01/02/2021

Disjointed and unoriginal

Sometimes informative, but mostly a rehashing of Greek and Roman mythological history.
Some good quotes, like “Anyone can become president” of the United States.

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 15/04/2021

Reviewing social studies in middle school

I really enjoy learning about religion, mythology and history. This book has all that. Consider it a quick review on middle school mythology and history.