We will be covering Genesis in class beginning Wednesday. I’ve been using the word “myth” to some extent in class. It’s a word I’m not uncomfortable with as Pope John Paul II used the language of myth (paragraph 3), though some are uncomfortable with it.
However, beyond the issue of being comfortable with the language, it is possible that “myth” is potentially not the right word. You can check out this post and see that some have proposed other terms like “epic.”
So, how do you define “myth”? And, is it a good word to describe the early parts of Genesis?
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PS – I’m not ignoring the game … it’s half-time. Who Dat!