True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity

True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity

James W. Menzies

every one new release asks in its personal approach, "What does it suggest to be human?" In precise fantasy, James Menzies addresses this question via exploring fable and faith within the taking into consideration mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis.

Joseph Campbell understood Christianity as produced from legendary issues just like these in different non secular and secular myths. Admitting that sure parts of the biblical list are ancient, he taught the theological and excellent points as symbolic, as tales during which the reader discovers what it potential to be human today.

C. S. Lewis outlined Christianity, and being actually human, as a courting among the private writer and his construction mediated via religion in his son, Jesus Christ. not like Campbell, Lewis took the theological and wonderful actually. even if Lewis understood how you'll be able to see symbolism and classes for all times in extraordinary occasions, he believed they have been greater than symbolic and certainly came about in human history.

Not basically does Menzies ponder the methods Campbell and Lewis make the most of fable in answering the query for his or her iteration, yet he additionally probes the effect and presence of delusion in philosophy, media, ethics, heritage, literature, paintings, song, and faith in a modern context, hence assisting readers give some thought to solutions for his or her personal age.

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