Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Religious Fantasy as Element of Contemporary Religious Mythology

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2012, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Ivanova, Evgenia V.
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Ivanova, Evgenia V. : Ural Federal University , 51 Lenin st., Ekaterinburg, 620083 Russia , e-mail:
myth; religion; religious mythology; fairytale; belief; youth subculture

In this article we define the notion religious mythology. Nowadays there is necessity to introduce this notion into the field of Religion Studies, as it better explains the interconnections between myth and religion. We also give basic definitions of such terms as myth, religion, religious mythology components. In contemporary youth subculture Religious fantasy is described as an element of religious mythology. In the article we define this phenomenon, specify peculiarities of religious fantasy associated with contemporary mass culture.

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