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Eschatology and the Theory of Apocalypse

  • Maximiliano E. KorstanjeEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter centers on the role of myth-building and myths as the touchstone of culture and society. It deals with the idea that far from being silly stories, myths are a representational archetype that helps society to resolve practical problems or philosophical quandaries. Having said this, one might speculate that the scatology, which is understood as a tradition that narrates the end of the world, has occupied a central position in the industry of cultural entertainment. However, this obsession for the apocalypse theory seems to be proportionally indirect to the scientific studies in the field. This suggests not only the needs of discussing why the human will opposes the desires of Gods (expressed in the prophecy) but also the anxieties an uncertain future wakes up.

Keywords

Mythology Myth-building process Bottom days Society Culture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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