The anatomy of myth: the art of interpretation from the presocratics to the church fathers

The paradigm of the poets -- What makes a work authoritative? -- Physis redefining the gods -- Flirting with atheism -- Attacking poetry -- The beginnings of allegory -- Finding history in myth -- Theos rediscovering God -- The growth of allegory -- Saving the poets without allegory -- From allegory...

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Main Author: Herren, Michael W. 1940-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford New York, NY Oxford University Press [2017]
In:Year: 2017
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Mythology / Religious literature / Interpretation of / Classical antiquity
Further subjects:B Myth
B Mythology
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Summary:The paradigm of the poets -- What makes a work authoritative? -- Physis redefining the gods -- Flirting with atheism -- Attacking poetry -- The beginnings of allegory -- Finding history in myth -- Theos rediscovering God -- The growth of allegory -- Saving the poets without allegory -- From allegory to symbolism -- Greek exegesis and Judaeo-Christian books -- Reflection
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Rezension (Review): Augustiniana 68 (2018) 314-316 (O. De Backer)
ISBN:019060669X