Read through the article from Russell McHutcheon on religion in the Week 6 Learning Resources and sections 1-3 of this article on myth (Defining myth, Some background on mythology, Characteristics of myth). Then, relying on these resources, answer the following questions in your own words. Make sure to cite any of the learning resources you use in your answer in MLA format.
- List two problems encountered when studying religion according to Hutcheon.
- In one sentence, define myth as it is used in the study of religion. In another sentence or two, describe how this is different from the definition of myth you already know?
- One problem encountered when studying religion is….XXX
- Another problem encountered when studying religion is…XXX
In the study of religion myth is…XXX. I always understood myth to be (one sentence). (Optional second sentence)
Citations, as needed.