Myths of Creation and Destruction

How do our myths tell us who we are and what is our place in the universe? How do we tell who we are through the stories we choose? Scholarly study of myths from around the world and through the ages, examined in historical context, from the Popol Vuh, Rig Veda, the Dogons and Oceania, to contemporary sacred stories such as the antediluvian Atlantis, the Apocalypse of Revelations, and the Big Bang theory. Students will examine the impact of myths on culture and history.

T5700 Myths of Creation and Destruction
Department of Theology & Religious History
Instructor: Christina Beard-Moose, Ph.D.
Course Dates: Jan 11-Apr 25 2021
Class Meetings: Thursdays, 7:00 PM ET
Required Reading:
The Rig Veda by Ralph T. H. Griffin:
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and Kinds. By Dennis Tedlock
The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery by Laird Scranton (Book #1 in the Dogon Series)
Edgar Cayce on Atlantis by Edgar Evans Cayce
Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism (Political Violence) by Frances L. Flannery. 1st Edition.
Big Bang; The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh

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