The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

byBurton L. Mack

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2017

The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals by Burton L. Mack
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This book is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions. Mack shows that religions are essentially mythological and that Christianity in particular has been an ever-changing mythological engine of social formation, from Roman times to its distinct American expression in our time.
 
The author traces the cultural influence of the Christian myth that has persisted for sixteen hundred years but now should be much less consequential in our social and cultural life, since it runs counter to our democratic ideals. We stand at a critical impasse: badly splintered by conflicting groups pursuing their own social interests, a binding common myth needs to be established by renewing a truly cohesive national and international story rooted in our democratic and egalitarian origins, committed to freedom, equality, and vital human values.
Title:The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic IdealsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300227892

ISBN - 13:9780300227895

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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