Religious Tradition and Myth. Erwin R. Goodenough.
Religious Tradition and Myth

Religious Tradition and Myth

New Haven: Yale University Press. 1937. First edition. 12mo. Red cloth. Spine stamped in gold. 97 pp. Book in fine condition. / Lightly worn and slightly darkened dust jacket. Item #658

Based on Lectures Delivered at Colorado College. Professor Goodenough takes as his point of departure the fact that for most intelligent people the religious ceremonies and myths of their ancestors are no longer reasonable. Modern science has dispelled their incantations and destroyed their efficacy. But Professor Goodenough points out that the four great sources of Christianity met more than an ephemeral need, and that no matter how "scientific" one has become there can be no question that there are elements in them that when tapped by humanity have led to a strengthened and a renewed capacity for the experience of living.

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