Terms and Questions:

Sacred Narrative: Parable and Myth



1.    Metaphor

2.    Parable

3.    Myth

4.    Carl Jung

5.    Collective unconscious

6.    Archetype


1.    How does the use of metaphor constitute a distinctive form of symbolic communication?  Illustrate in a religious context.

2.    How does a parable lead a listener to knowledge and insight?

3.    Why are myths important

4.    Describe Jung’s approach to myth

5.    How do myth and doctrine illustrate first and second order religious discourse?