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ERIC Number: ED458647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 15
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"Mythos" East and West: The Mythic Conceptions of Soul, Rebirth, and Salvation in the "Phaedrus" and the "Bhagavad Gita."
Stroud, Scott R.
Mythic elements are often found at the very heart of both eastern and western philosophical and religious tradition. This paper seeks to examine the uses of myth in conveying important concepts of soul, rebirth, and salvation in two seminal texts--Plato's "Phaedrus" and the Hindu "Bhagavad Gita." In drawing from narrative theory, this inquiry demonstrates that while certain mythic elements are similar, fundamental differences emerge in mythic conceptions due to the divergent ideals of self in both cultures. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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