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Да направим земя и хора
Let Us make Earth and People

The story about the Creation and Original sin in the Bulgarian culture

Author(s): Borislava Petkova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Theology and Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: legends; apocrypha; Bible; myth; dualism; creation; cosmogony; anthropogony; Original sin; man; God; Devil; angels
Summary/Abstract: The main subject in the book is the creation of the world and humankind and the following Original sin, shaping the entire episode of the beginnings of human history. The specific concepts laid out on the basis of the core elements of the subject, evoke a peculiar and endless dialogue between broad cultural constructs – the mythological heritage, canonical Christianity, adjoining apocryphal literature and pagan folklore. The narrative corpora, which were simultaneously existing and known to the medieval and pre-modern reader or listener, preserve the ideas and beliefs about comogony and anthropogony inherited through the ages.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-619-7249-14-9
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bulgarian