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Mythology in Modern Times at Soul Cafe
February 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
“Mythology in Modern Times,” led by Craig Bennett, will be the topic for discussion at Soul Café, on Tuesday, February 15, at 10:00 a.m., meeting at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant.
MYTHOLOGY IN MODERN TIMES – Craig Bennett
Although we tend to think of myths as something that characterizes ancient times and primitive cultures, myths are still surprisingly influential even today. Often described as “stories that hold significant meaning for a particular group of people,” our present society is full of them. Not only would some significant pieces of recent popular entertainment qualify as epic myths, complete with classic archetypes that can be found in traditional myths all over the world, but also, as historian Juval Noah Harari points out, the fundamental beliefs of nations, corporations, institutions, and policies are also frequently founded on what amounts to little more than myths. The interactive discussion will touch on each of the preceding aspects of mythology.
Craig Bennett holds degrees from Ursinus College and The Johns Hopkins University. He is retired from the two-year college faculty at Valley Forge Military Academy and College and is the author of “NIGHTS ON THE MOUNTAIN, a spiritual journey.” He is presently preparing a second manuscript for publication.
Soul Café is a “coffee house” type of discussion on matters of general interest and is held at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant, 1245 Penn Ave., Wyomissing. Topics have ranged from contemporary issues, social justice concerns, matters of faith, and how organizations are working to address the needs of ou society.
For more information, contact Dr. Harry L. Serio, director, at email@example.com.