Myths and Fictions — the third in a series of books on comparative philosophy and religion — is a collection of original essays, none previously published, on the theory and the actuality of myths and fictions in the different cultures of the world. Through all the essays there runs the question of the relation of literal truth to truth conceived in other ways or dimensions. Taken as a whole, the book makes a serious attempt to get beyond the confines of any single culture and enter into the mythical imagination of the ancient Hindus, Chinese, Hebrews and Christians, and by this act of imagination to escape (in Italo Calvino's words) "the limited perspective of the individual ego, not only to enter into selves like our own but to give speech to that which has no language..."
Myths and Fictions
Edited by Yoav Ariel, Shlomo Biderman and Ornan Rotem
A collection of essays in which philosophers of widely different interests grapple with the problem of the relative and the absolute in philosophy and religion. A concluding article tries to advance beyond the simple antithesis to a more sophisticated and adequite conception.
Edited by Shlomo Biderman and Ben-Ami Scharfstein
Interpretation in Religion is the work of a group of contemporary American, European, and Israeli scholars and philosophers, who analyze the crucial course of interpretation in religion — religion in general, and, in particular, Hinduism, ancient Egyptian religion, Judaism, christianity, and Islam.
S. Biderman and B.-A. Scharfstein
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