Mythology is the set of stories and legends cultures use to explain the un-explainable (supernatural) and communicate deep truths. Humankind has created myths since the depths of prehistory and predates the conceptions of science or reason. As a window to what a culture/people hold to be most central to who they are and what they believe myths can provide an opportunity to discuss many aspects of cultural development.
- Are the stories in Gen 1-3 mythological? Why/why not?
- Why might this comparison of Genesis to other creation myths make Christians uncomfortable?
- What makes Christianity special?