COMPLETE - [RELIGION] Concerning Grace and Free Will by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux-lny

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InTheDesert
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Post by InTheDesert » October 2nd, 2020, 6:49 am

Concerning Grace and Free Will by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 - 1153). Translated by Watkin Williams (1859 - 1944)

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The subject of the treatise was suggested, as is plain from the text itself, as the result of a public, or at any rate semi-public, discussion with some person unknown in which St. Bernard, in stringly commending the work of grace, had seemed to lay himself open to the charge of unduly minimizing the function of free will. There is about the treatise the fragrance of mystical theology; not the mystical theology of the esoteric, but that of the simple Christian living in the world. It is wonderful how this ascetic, this cloistered recluse, touches his subject with the hand of one who knows the pulsations of average humanity. (Modified from introduction)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/treatiseofstber00bern/mode/2up
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Last edited by InTheDesert on October 7th, 2020, 6:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

silverquill
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Post by silverquill » October 2nd, 2020, 8:23 am

I would be glad to join you again as DPL.
~ Larry

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Post by InTheDesert » October 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am

Great news. Feel free to give criticism, especially about the recording quality (which I have tried to improve yet again from my first twp attempts).

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Post by InTheDesert » October 4th, 2020, 5:45 am

Anyone willing to MC this? It's quite short and should be completed quite quickly.

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Post by linny » October 4th, 2020, 6:11 am

InTheDesert wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:45 am
Anyone willing to MC this? It's quite short and should be completed quite quickly.
Never a need to ask. As we have availability we pick up new projects. Sometimes it takes a few days. Eventually, everything gets done.

I've just cataloged a project so I'm happy to help out with this one. :wink:

I'll be back soon with the MW.

EDIT: You should be all set. Make sure you can access the MW and I'll get us moved to going solo.

InTheDesert
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Post by InTheDesert » October 4th, 2020, 6:31 am

linny wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 6:11 am
Never a need to ask. As we have availability we pick up new projects. Sometimes it takes a few days. Eventually, everything gets done.
Thanks heaps. Still learning how it works!

Chapters 1-4 are up. Very aggressive noise reduction this time, would welcome feedback from silverquill on whether it's an improvement.

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Post by linny » October 4th, 2020, 6:33 am

To going solo we go! Have a great project. I'll be lurking in the background if you need me.

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Post by linny » October 4th, 2020, 10:22 am

Do you have any additional information on the translator? While Jo was updating the database with the author change from your last project she discovered the following:

The translator of Concerning Grace and Free Will by Bernard of Clairvaux is Watkin Williams. No wiki link was given, but I am assuming it is this Watkin Williams

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watkin_Williams_(bishop)

The date of birth given by the reader was 1859, but the above wikipedia link shows 1845. The date of death matches (1944).

Jo updated both records. For Moule, his full name is now the main entry with the other two as pseudonyms.

For Williams, I added the wiki link and updated the date of birth.

Remember you can always read the name as it's listed in the text.

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Post by InTheDesert » October 4th, 2020, 11:26 am

linny wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 10:22 am
Do you have any additional information on the translator? While Jo was updating the database with the author change from your last project she discovered the following:

The translator of Concerning Grace and Free Will by Bernard of Clairvaux is Watkin Williams. No wiki link was given, but I am assuming it is this Watkin Williams

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watkin_Williams_(bishop)

The date of birth given by the reader was 1859, but the above wikipedia link shows 1845. The date of death matches (1944).

Jo updated both records. For Moule, his full name is now the main entry with the other two as pseudonyms.

For Williams, I added the wiki link and updated the date of birth.

Remember you can always read the name as it's listed in the text.
Sorry for the trouble. Detective work is all part of the adventure I suppose.

I don't think it can be the same Watkin Williams because your wikipedia article is a Watkin Herbert Williams but the translator is Watkin W. Williams (some googling tells me the W stands for Wynn, and his work was almost exclusively on St. Bernard). Archive.org is pretty confident that he was born in 1859 though potentially also 1851 https://archive.org/search.php?query=watkin%20bernard&and[]=creator%3A%22williams%2C+watkin+wynn%2C+1859-%22&and[]=creator%3A%22williams%2C+watkin+wynn%2C+1858+or+9-%22). I remember getting my death date from Archive as well but I can't find it now so I assume I got the wrong guy. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/101652488 thinks he was born in 1858 or 1859 and if he was still publishing in 1953 then he can't have died in 1944. All of which is to say, I'm not sure :hmm:

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Post by linny » October 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm

I will pass on the info.

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Post by silverquill » October 5th, 2020, 8:38 am

InTheDesert wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 6:31 am

Chapters 1-4 are up. Very aggressive noise reduction this time, would welcome feedback from silverquill on whether it's an improvement.
Well, I find nothing to fault in your audio quality, so whatever you're doing is fine. :)

All of these are PL OK.
Chapter 1 is worth the price of the book. . . .
~ Larry

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Post by InTheDesert » October 5th, 2020, 7:00 pm

silverquill wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 8:38 am

Well, I find nothing to fault in your audio quality, so whatever you're doing is fine. :)

All of these are PL OK.
Chapter 1 is worth the price of the book. . . .
I'm using a noise gate which is liable to cut the end off sentences (though I've tried to prevent that) so shout out if something goes wrong - I still have the unprocessed files.

Thanks for PLing. Chapters 5-8 are up.

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Post by silverquill » October 6th, 2020, 9:06 pm

InTheDesert wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 7:00 pm
silverquill wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 8:38 am

Well, I find nothing to fault in your audio quality, so whatever you're doing is fine. :)

All of these are PL OK.
Chapter 1 is worth the price of the book. . . .
I'm using a noise gate which is liable to cut the end off sentences (though I've tried to prevent that) so shout out if something goes wrong - I still have the unprocessed files.

Thanks for PLing. Chapters 5-8 are up.
5-8 are PL OK.
I haven't noticed in cut off to this point.
~ Larry

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Post by InTheDesert » October 7th, 2020, 4:24 am

Sections 9-14 are now up. As I edited, I noticed more table creak than usual. Not sure what happened. If you want me to rerecord any of them because it's distracting, I can.

Struggling to make sense of what he has said. He's certainly Augustinian, but is he closer to Luther or to Aquinas?

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Post by silverquill » October 7th, 2020, 9:08 am

I'm marking all of these PL OK except Chapter 9
It ia a very small thing, but I thought you might like to take care of it - just an easy snip.

3:08 repeat of “and”
~ Larry

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