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In this wide-ranging book, first published in German and French in 1996, Luc Brisson aims to cover two millennia of thinking on allegory in barely 160 pages. The result is a compressed overview with moments of great insight. Its strengths lie in the details Brisson is able to work into this brief treatment; its weakness lies in Brisson's failure to justify the system into which he arranges the whole.
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Struck, P. T. (2006). Review of Luc Brisson, How Philosophers Saved Myths. Journal of Religion, 86 (4), 713-716. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509694
Date Posted: 18 December 2017
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