God as the Shadow of Man: Myth and Creation (Counterpoints #82) (Paperback)

God as the Shadow of Man: Myth and Creation (Counterpoints #82) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Shlomo Giora Shoham Cover Image
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This is book number 82 in the Counterpoints series.


God as the Shadow of Man is based on the pioneering work of Claude Levi-Strauss, who postulated that myths are links between nature and culture. Shoham enlarges this concept and claims that myth in the form of a mythogene, the structural longings and experiences of the individual as projected onto mythology, links history and transcendence, the individual and society, and consciousness and energy-matter. The mythogenes are related to Shoham's personality theory, which, in essence, postulates that personality types can be paxonomized along a continuum with one pole having the Tantalic type, which aims to melt into the object, and the other pole having the Sisyphean type, which aims to overpower and control the object.

About the Author

The Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham is currently Professor in the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. He was educated in England and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he was awarded the LL.D. in Criminal Law and Criminology. Professor Shoham has held academic positions both in the United States and in Israel, where he is involved in many research projects. A recipient of the prestigious Sellin-Glueck Award in 1977, he has published dozens of books and over 100 articles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820440163
ISBN-10: 0820440167
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: May 4th, 2000
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints