The Bible Is (Also) a Myth

Jensen, Hans J. L.
September 2007
Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis & Culture;Sep2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Bible as myth vis-à-vis Claude Lévi-Strauss' structuralism and René Girard's mimetic theory. Background remarks and a series of theses are presented. Lévi-Strauss' book "The Story of Lynx" centers on the fog and the wind, typical myths from the North American states of Washington and Wyoming; Lynx is the master of fog. Discussions follow on the Oedipus myth, the Bird-Nester and the Joseph story. Six theses are presented including Salvation from Metaphysical Desire Leads to Real Life.


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