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The Bible Among the Myths

The Bible Among the Myths

Book Review The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? by John N. Oswalt Somehow we’ve been led to believe that the main apologetic issue in the first chapters of the Bible is whether they’re good science. John N. Oswalt has raised a more interesting question: Are they good myth? He didn’t phrase it quite that way, but I don’t think he would object to my doing so. What is Myth? “Myth” has multiple meanings. Some writers…

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Science, Materialism, and Myth

Science, Materialism, and Myth

I'm about a quarter of the way through John N. Oswalt's very readable The Bible Among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? I've just been stopped short with a question about the relation of science to myth, and whether philosophical materialism may itself be a form of myth. Now I recognize there are a number of problems with that question. The first is that materialism is often associated with a certain school of thinking among scientists, which could…

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