The Myth and Ritual Theory: An Overview

Segal, Robert A.
February 1997
Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy (Routledge);Feb97, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Presents an overview of the myth and ritual or myth-ritualist theory. Symbiotic relationship and intra-connection between myth and ritual; Formulation and development of the theory by Victorian biblicist William Robertson Smith; Unimportance of mythology in ancient religion; Application of the theory to ancient and modern world.


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