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 Timeline||Date||Page|
|i.||What is a Myth?||Jun 4||1|
|ii.||The Paleolithic Period: The Mythology of the Hunters|
(c. 20000 to 8000 BCE)
|iii.||The Neolithic Period: The Mythology of the Farmers|
(c. 8000 to 4000 BCE)
|iv.||The Early Civilizations|
(c. 4000 to 800 BCE)
|v.||The Axial Age|
(c. 800 to 200 BCE)
(c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE)
|vii.||The Great Western Transformation|
(c. 1500 to 2000 CE)
We will not meet Sunday, July2nd.