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New book from professor emerita garners national recognition

Marcelline Krafchick

Marcelline Krafchick

  • November 30, 2010 5:37am

Congrats to Marcelline Krafchick, professor emerita of English! Her new book, How Belief Stories Matter: An Approach to Myth, is a finalist in USA Book News 2010 Best Books Awards in the category of Multicultural Non-Fiction.  

Krafchick’s book offers a means for scholars, teachers and general readers to deal with the vast range of worldwide belief stories—Ashanti to Hindu, Christian to Navajo.  It explores how three components of belief systems--(a) doctrine, (b) ritual, and (c) story/myth--reinforce one another to carry forward values that identify and cohere a society.  This triad reassures the society that there is order in the cosmos, within which they have significance. 

Read earlier blog post about her book


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