The Resource Myth, mind and religion : the apocalyptic narrative, Abraham Rotstein

Myth, mind and religion : the apocalyptic narrative, Abraham Rotstein

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Myth, mind and religion : the apocalyptic narrative
Title
Myth, mind and religion
Title remainder
the apocalyptic narrative
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Rotstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss scoured the Amazon forest for the myths of its primitive peoples. He found that a certain logic governed the construction of these myths--his mythologique; he regarded this logic as innate in the human mind and thus universal. Despite this claim of universality, Lévi-Strauss deliberately sidestepped the myths of the biblical religions as well as the myths of modern societies. This proved to be a missed opportunity since these myths lend themselves very well to his mode of analysis. The apocalyptic narrative is the ongoing myth of Western society. It makes its first appearance in the Bible in the story of the Exodus and in the Passion of Christ. Its characteristic feature is its opening scenario of one or another form of unendurable oppression-- whether the Pharaoh in Egypt for the Jews or the bondage of the body for Christians. "Lord and servant" is the binary pair that prevails and through a process of inversion leads to the Kingdom of Heaven (celestial or terrestrial). The work of Augustine and Luther follow suit as surprisingly enough, do the Lutheran Hegel and the Hegelian Marx. In every case, the initial oppression is inverted and a sublime destination ensues. A demonic version of the same apocalyptic narrative appears in the 1930s. The Nazis point to their own tale of 'oppression' of the German people and in the same fashion proclaim the Dritte Tausendjährige Reich. It is a terrible irony but perhaps Lévi-Strauss's mythologique may help us to see through the 'glass' a little less darkly.--Back cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rotstein, Abraham
Index
index present
LC call number
BL313
LC item number
.R68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude
  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude
  • Myth
  • Eschatology
  • Christianity
  • Myth in the Bible
  • Christianity
  • Eschatology
  • Myth
  • Myth in the Bible
Label
Myth, mind and religion : the apocalyptic narrative, Abraham Rotstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hunt for "alienation" -- Lévi-Strauss: "the architecture of the mind" -- The Hebrew Bible -- The Christian Bible -- The replica -- Augustine -- Luther -- Hegel -- Marx -- Nazism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781433122279
Lccn
2015050783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027964182
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944957408
  • (OCoLC)ocn944957408
Label
Myth, mind and religion : the apocalyptic narrative, Abraham Rotstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hunt for "alienation" -- Lévi-Strauss: "the architecture of the mind" -- The Hebrew Bible -- The Christian Bible -- The replica -- Augustine -- Luther -- Hegel -- Marx -- Nazism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781433122279
Lccn
2015050783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027964182
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944957408
  • (OCoLC)ocn944957408

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