October 30, 2019
Gleason Library - Hollis Room
22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741
Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging and the Gleason Public Library 16th Annual Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10/30 &11/6 RELIGION AND MYTHS
All religions utilize myth. Whether in the form of an epic, such as the Mahabharata, or in the shorter forms, as the story of Job, a parable, such as the story of the raft, or even in non-linguistic symbols, such as the ritual use of food, myths are at play. Why? What is the relation between myth and ritual, myth and religion, or myth and the sacred? These lectures seek to unpack the meaning of myth, the function it plays in its various forms, and discover why the façade of myth cannot simply dropped in favor of the facts it attempts to convey.
Jason Giannetti received a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, a Master’s of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and Jurist Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.