The use of myth in religious language

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What is a myth?
A myth is a story which conveys religous belief or truth.
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A myth points to a deeper...
...reality.
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Unlike a legend, a myth is not factually...
...true.
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What can a myth include the use of?
symbols/metaphors/literary devices.
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Myths often deal with issues of....
...Ultimate significance.
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Many christians believe that Creation stories are not meant to...
...be read in a factual manner, but as myth.
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Creation stories are attempts by the writer/writers to point the reader to things such as:
structure within he universe/rhythm and order within creation/ a creator who desires a relationship with humanity.
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To ask whether a myth is true in a historical or scientific sense...
...is the wrong question to ask.
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Just as someone would not ask if...
...poetry is true.
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As creation stories convey truths about the worldview of the Christian community, it could be argued that ...
...there is cognitive meaning contained within them.
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What did Bultmann argue about the new testament?
It must be demythologised if truth is to be discovered in it.
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We can not read scriptures from a scientific/ literal understanding...
..but in a supernatural and non-scientific way.
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An example of this is in the way in which...
...the gospels were written.
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The writers of the gospel would also attach details to the stories about Jesus to...
...emphasise the underlying message that they were trying to convey.
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What are examples of events that are described in the gospels but probably would never have occured?
When the place Pharisees (Religious rulers of the day) with sinners/ Jesus conversing with a prostitute.
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However, what does Bultman argue about these accounts?
Although they are created to emphasise messages about Christ, they are not essential to the message and need to be demythologised in order to return to the message of Christ.
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