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Difference Between Myth and Parable

John Dominic Crossan explains the difference between myth and parable by saying that myth addresses a contradiction of some sort by holding out the possibility of a permanent solution.  The function of parable, on the other hand, is to remind us that there is no real solution to the problem.  As he puts it:

"You have built a lovely home, myth assures us.  But, whispers parable, you are right above an earthquake fault."