Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Articles Tagged ‘God and Man’

Zeus and the Turtle: An Aesopic Fable

By • Oct 1st, 2008 • Issue 4

Randy concludes his series on two Western themes concerning man's relationship to the divine by looking at the delightful fable of how the turtle got her shell. Article »

Rumi: The Fable of the Lion’s Share

By • Oct 1st, 2008 • Issue 4

Laura begins a series on religious interpretations of Aesop's fables by looking at the fable of the lion's share in Rumi, a thirteenth-century Sufi master. Article »

The Disobedience of Iblis in Sufism

By • Sep 1st, 2008 • Issue 3

Randy looks at the story of the disobedience of Iblis in the Qur'an for which some Islamic theologians provide interpretations that surprisingly reflect aspects of the humanistic theme. Article »

The Rebellion of Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost

By • Aug 1st, 2008 • Issue 2

Randy provides a historical survey of the literary criticism to Paradise Lost, showing how interpretations of the poem have fluctuated between the two contrary themes he introduced in a previous article. Article »

God and Man: Two Western Themes

By • Jul 1st, 2008 • Issue 1

Many Western traditions teach that mankind is separate from the divine. They typically reflect one of two contrary themes concerning man's proper response to the divine. Randy begins this series by looking at these two themes in a variety of Western myths. Article »