A Short History of Myth

By Karen Armstrong

Sundays 10:00 am in Room 305

The history of myth is the history of humanity, our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, which link us to our ancestors and each other. Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong’s characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense—and explains why if we dismiss it, we do so at our peril.
We are a UU learning community studying religious thought and practices from around the world to better understand their impact on our daily lives. We offer book discussions, film clips, field trips and fellowship. Newcomers are welcome at any time. Facilitated by Diana Pollard.

Our Reading TimelineDatePage
i.What is a Myth?Jun 41
ii.The Paleolithic Period: The Mythology of the Hunters
(c. 20000 to 8000 BCE)
Jun 1112
iii.The Neolithic Period: The Mythology of the Farmers
(c. 8000 to 4000 BCE)
Jun 1841
iv.The Early Civilizations
(c. 4000 to 800 BCE)
Jun 2558
v.The Axial Age
(c. 800 to 200 BCE)
Jul 979
(c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE)
Jul 16104
vii.The Great Western Transformation
(c. 1500 to 2000 CE)
Jul 23119

We will not meet Sunday, July2nd.