Myth bears with it the sense of story; just so mytharion is a little story. This is the primary sense in which I have used it in my Messiah Myth.
Thomas L. Thompson
University of Copenhagen
på vegne af Ernest Pennells
Sendt: ti 06-12-2005 15:48
Emne: RE: [XTalk] A new forum: The historical Jesus
>"History or Myth". If Jesus never existed -- as the "myth" in the title
implies -- then the quest is a wild goose chase, and any relevance the
quest has is based on an illusion.<
Doesn't that depend upon your working definition of "myth"? I have faint
recollections of that debate when "The Myth of God Incarnate" was published.
Some of the articles therein treated myth as derivative from events. On
that basis my conservative soul (off topic) finds this label less
objectionable than "fiction".
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