This week we read and heard a series of ideas and arguments about the myths of the underworld and their relation to terms of the sacred: miracles, prophecy, hope, and peace. In our discussions, we sought to understand how in American Millenialism oftentimes these myths are correlated with reptile people, mass destruction, war, atomic energy machinery, and last judgements. On Tuesday we discussed Barkun’s exploration of these myths. On Thursday, we mobilized a comparative analysis of Gordon Melton’s view of American Millenialism and Coltri’s response to this view, and dig deeper on the nexus of miracles and machunes established by Derrida and Naas.
By Monday at noon, please post your reflection about ONE of these myths keeps reoccurring today, and how it has changed, faded, or escalated.