Friedrich Max Müller on Religion and Myth

Robert A. Segal*

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Friedrich Max Müller was both a theorist of religion and a theorist of myth. He was atypical not merely in theorizing about both, but in pitting religion against myth. He celebrated religion and abhorred myth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalPublications of the English Goethe Society
Issue number2-3
Early online date19 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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