COMPLETE: Guide to Study of Christian Religion - Smith-le

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Post by JoeD » May 21st, 2011, 4:07 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-guide-to-the-study-of-the-christian-religion-by-gerald-birney-smith/

A Guide to the Study of the Christian Religion edited by Gerald Birney Smith (1868-1929).
Articles by numerous authors, compiled into a single collection for use by first year divinity students. This book is intended to be a guide to the study of the Christian religion for Protestants. It was prepared to aid students to understand various aspects of education for the Christian ministry, including basic textual studies, theology, Christian history, denominations, Christian ethics and pastoral duties. (Summary by JoeD)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
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    Chapter Authors:
    Chapter 1 - William Herbert Perry Faunce (1859-1930)
    Chapter 2 - Shailer Mathews (1863 – 1941)
    Chapter 3 - John Merlin Powis Smith (1866 – 1932)
    Chapter 4 - Ernest DeWitt Burton (1856–1925) and Edgar J Goodspeed (1871–1962)
    Chapter 5 - Shirley Jackson Case (1872-1947)
    Chapter 6 - Francis Albert Christie (1858-1938)
    Chapter 7 - George Cross (?-?)
    Chapter 8 - Errett Gates (1870-1951)
    Chapter 9 - Gerald Birney Smith (1868-1929)
    Chapter 10 - Theodore Gerald Soares (1869 - ?)
    Chapter 11 - Charles Richmond Henderson (1848–1915)
    Chapter 12 - George Burman Foster(1858–1919)

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Post by JoeD » May 21st, 2011, 4:15 pm

A couple of notes - Gerald Birney Smith actually wrote only two sections of this book. It has numerous authors. I don't really plan on giving them credit in the audio recordings - just 'edited by Gerald Birney Smith'. Is this acceptable?

Also, one of the best things about this book are the extensive bibliographies sprinkled throughout the book. If you are interested in various aspects of the Christian religion, these bibliographies contain hundreds of books - all public domain and all potential Librivox projects. :wink: As cool as they are, I am asking the reader to ignore all bibliographies and footnotes.

The sections will have various recording lengths from under 10 minutes to near the 74 minute limit. I like a variety! The only klunky part of the recording that I can foresee is near the beginning of the book where there are a few charts and tables outlining proposed course work for the divinity student. Other than that, this book looks like smooth and interesting reading. :D

So I wonder what Librivox admin can help MC this book?? :hmm:
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Post by Leni » May 21st, 2011, 6:32 pm

Hi, Joe

:hmm:

Ideally, we would have at least the year of death of all authors. I mean, for people in the U.S., that wouldn't be necessary, of course, with the book published in 1916, but if people in other places wanted to volunteer, that would be needed, to make sure the texts are PD also for them (us :p).

The fact the sections will be all different, different lengths etc just adds to the fun, I think.

A question, though: would you want the individual parts searchable in the catalog? Or that wasn't the idea?

It would be nice to give some guidance to the people reading the tables, as well.

With all that said, I will be right back with a window. :D

Edit: here you go!
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Post by JoeD » May 21st, 2011, 6:57 pm

WOW - thank you, Leni!!
Leni wrote: Ideally, we would have at least the year of death of all authors.
I knew the MC would say that... :evil: . Some of the authors I have heard of, but most I have not... I will do a bit of research on this.
Leni wrote: A question, though: would you want the individual parts searchable in the catalog? Or that wasn't the idea?
Sorry, I am not sure I understand your question. Are you asking if I want the individual authors credited and searchable? I don't see why not, but asking the reader to submit the authors' name too - that might be a bit confusing for the reader - Unless you have any suggestions.
Leni wrote: It would be nice to give some guidance to the people reading the tables, as well.
I can do that - it is mostly stuff like "First semester, Greek language, 3 credit hours, history, 3 credit hours, biology, 1 credit hour, ..." etc. Not too difficult.

I will fill in the ol' magic window with section titles later this weekend. Thanks again, Leni..!!

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Post by JoeD » May 21st, 2011, 7:36 pm

OK, here are all the authors, and the only info I could find in their dates:

William Herbert Perry Faunce (1859-1930)
Shailer Mathews (1863 – 1941)
John Merlin Powis Smith (1866 – 1932)
Ernest DeWitt Burton (1856–1925)
Edgar J Goodspeed (1871–1962)
Shirley Jackson Case (1872-1947)
Francis Albert Christie (1858-1938)
George Cross (?-?)
Errett Gates (1870-1951)
Gerald Birney Smith (1868-1929)
Theodore Gerald Soares (1869 - ?)
Charles Richmond Henderson (1848–1915)
George Burman Foster(1858–1919)

Looks like the latest is EJ Goodspeed at 1962. He co-authored Chapter 4, the Study of the New Testament.

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Post by JoeD » May 21st, 2011, 10:19 pm

OK, I have the magic window all filled out. Looks like I really overestimated the number of sections I would need, so you have a few extra. Maybe we can leave them in, just in case a few of the sections run long. Thanks again, Leni..!!

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Post by Leni » May 22nd, 2011, 7:34 am

Hi, Joe
JoeD wrote:I knew the MC would say that... :evil: . Some of the authors I have heard of, but most I have not... I will do a bit of research on this.
Yes, MCs are all like that :twisted: . Thanks for the research and all.
Leni wrote: A question, though: would you want the individual parts searchable in the catalog? Or that wasn't the idea?
JoeD wrote: Sorry, I am not sure I understand your question. Are you asking if I want the individual authors credited and searchable? I don't see why not, but asking the reader to submit the authors' name too - that might be a bit confusing for the reader - Unless you have any suggestions.
No, what I meant was: do you think people would be interested or would be searching the individual works in the catalog? From what I see, now that the window is filled in, doesn't look like it. I don't see a person saying "I would like to find in the LV catalog a book about the study of early christianity". But if you think it's likely... we could make it so that, if someone put the word "catholic" in the catalog search, for example, they would get each part of "The Development and Meaning of the Catholic Church" as a separate search result. Let me know what you think about it.

Now, I have two favors to ask. Since the authors names don't appear in the window, would you mind pointing out in your list which chapters belong to which authors? Just put, for example, "Shirley Jackson Case - chapters 5 and 6". So people outside the US can know at a glance what to claim (or what not to claim). And finally, whenever you have the time, could you add section numbers in the beginning of the sections in the MW? For example, "Preface" should read "00-Preface". I know it looks redundant, since we do have the numbers right there. But, when it's time to catalog, I import the title field of the window, and it only imports what is actually written. So, if the numbers aren't there, I have to type them all in manually. But it doesn't have to be now, at any point between now and cataloging is good enough. :)

Yes, let's leave the extra lines there for now. If we notice we won't really need them, they're easy enough to delete. And I will leave this project in the Launchpad for a day or two, in hopes of finding a DPLer.

Thank you too. ^.^
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Post by JoeD » May 22nd, 2011, 8:37 pm

Leni wrote:No, what I meant was: do you think people would be interested or would be searching the individual works in the catalog? From what I see, now that the window is filled in, doesn't look like it. I don't see a person saying "I would like to find in the LV catalog a book about the study of early christianity". But if you think it's likely... we could make it so that, if someone put the word "catholic" in the catalog search, for example, they would get each part of "The Development and Meaning of the Catholic Church" as a separate search result. Let me know what you think about it.
Leni, that would be great if we can have this book pop up after a search for all the different topics it covers. I am not sure what kind of techno-wizardry you need to do to get that done - do you need anything of me? Do I need to come up with a list of tag-words this would fall under?

Leni wrote:Now, I have two favors to ask....
Done - let me know if I can do anything else!

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Post by John shsu » May 24th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Hi there! I would like to claim all of these sections if that would be OK.

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Thank you very much! I look forward to reading these parts. 8-)
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Post by JoeD » May 24th, 2011, 5:35 pm

John shsu wrote:Hi there! I would like to claim all of these sections if that would be OK.

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Thank you very much! I look forward to reading these parts. 8-)
Thank you John! Making the assignment.

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Post by JoeD » May 27th, 2011, 5:47 pm

:shock: HEY what happened to the magic window??? :shock:


All my titlenames and reading assignments vanished!!

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Post by Leni » May 28th, 2011, 5:18 pm

Fear not! They're all back! :D
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Post by Easton » June 14th, 2011, 11:34 am

I'd like to volunteer to read the Study of the Old Testament and the Religion of Israel
parts 8-9-10

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Post by JoeD » June 14th, 2011, 1:19 pm

Easton wrote:I'd like to volunteer to read the Study of the Old Testament and the Religion of Israel
parts 8-9-10

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Thank you Eva! I have you down for sections 8-10. Please ask if you have any questions!

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Post by Easton » July 3rd, 2011, 5:36 pm

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