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  • noun theology the scholarly opinion that the gospel is mythical
  • noun the habitual practice of attributing everything to mythological causes; superstition, the opposite of rationalism, or of realism
  • noun the creative potential for the creation of mythology; the faculty of mythopoeia

Etymologies

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myth+-icism. In occasional use since the 1840s. The earliest use of the term was in Christian theology, in reference to the "Mythic Theory" of D. F. Strauss (1835). The more general sense appears from the 1870s.

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