The Bible as Myth, Science, Religion, and Philosophy
Myth Theorized - Robert A. Segal
Robert A. Segal [+]
University of Aberdeen
Robert A. Segal is Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen, Honorary Professor at the University of Essex, and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Vienna.
In the fourteenth and final chapter I present the varying positions of theorists on the relationship among four categories: myth, science, religion, and philosophy. I first list the three main positions on myth and science: myth as true science, myth as modern science, and myth as primitive science. I then go theorist by theorist on myth and religion and myth on philosophy as well as on myth and science. I discuss Tylor, Frazer, Lévy-Bruhl, Malinowski, Lévi-Strauss, Popper, Radin, Cassirer, the Frankforts, Cornford, Bultmann, and Jonas. I apply each theory to the myth of Noah (Genesis 6-9).