Responses to written assignment questions are expected to be well developed and reasonably detailed. Each essay should be at least 750 words long (the equivalent of three double-spaced, typed pages). Answers should clearly demonstrate your understanding of the course materials.


What is the function of a myth? What is its value? Analyze in some detail what accounts for the power of myths in religion, providing examples from a variety of traditions. What is the relationship between myth and doctrine?