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Post by maxgal » May 11th, 2020, 4:00 pm

THE CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY by Ethel Brigham Leatherbee (b. 1876).


Christianity, like all other religions, came not into the world full-grown, but from the simple conceptions of its early followers became gradually elaborated by the introduction of pagan forms and customs until it supplanted its early rivals and gave its adherents a compact and solid theology not very different from that of its predecessors….
Probably the true source of that human characteristic which is defined as the religious instinct and which is supposed to be an elevating and moral agent, is to be found in the superstition which originated in fear of the unknown….
From [the] superstitious fear and weakness of primitive man arose all those religious feelings which the pious call instinctive and which have, through progress, evolution, and elaboration, controlled certain races, and from whose union have arisen all the religious systems that have ever flourished….
It is my intention to show, as briefly as possible, that in the Christianity of to-day we have nothing new nor of vital difference from what has always been taught and believed in the many epochs of the past. In common with all religious systems, Christianity has a hero—the personified sun-god of all time—who is of obscure origin, who passes through various episodes common to all, who is finally executed, and who rises once more to renewed power. In our perusal of the subject, we shall first consider the life of Jesus as taught by the Christian church; secondly, the dogmas affecting the source of his power and the results of his influence; and, thirdly, the rites and ceremonies with which his worship is performed.
[from the Preface]
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    Keywords that describe the book: Christianity, mythology, comparative religions

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Post by maxgal » May 11th, 2020, 4:16 pm

A few notes, which I plan to adapt for the final description before cataloguing:

: There are a lot of biblical citations throughout the text; I will omit these from the recording, to preserve the flow of the substantive text.
: There are some illustrations with captions; I will omit these from the recording, to preserve the substantive flow.
: There are a bibliography and an index; I will omit these from the recording.

All of these items are available for view in the e-text from Project Gutenberg, which will be referenced and linked in the project's catalogue entry.
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 12th, 2020, 2:23 am

Most of the citations are in parentheses, these can be omitted. But the ones that are part of the text, cannot. I mean, for example, you read "Luke viii, 19–20" as in the text, you don't need to read the verses themselves. You can read it as "Luke chapter 8, verses 19 to 20", or "Luke 8, 19 to 20", it will still make sense to people familiar with bible reading.
Captions from illustrations can be omitted. Bibliography and index, yes omit those, please!! :mrgreen:

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Post by maxgal » May 12th, 2020, 7:26 am

Ah, I see what you mean.
I hadn't looked closely enough before.
Yes, of course the citations integral to the text will be read.
I just saw all the parenthetical ones and cringed.
This will be a fun one. :mrgreen:
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 12th, 2020, 7:39 am

I've moved us to Going Solo! You can start whenever you're ready :9:

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Post by maxgal » July 25th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Here I am!

And here is section 00, the Preface:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/christianmythology_00_leatherbee_128kb.mp3

Duration is 7:38.

BTW, the MW wouldn't let me in! :shock:
It thinks I'm not authorized.
So I didn't update it.
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 25th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Magic Windows sometimes are too magic :lol:

This usually happens when you upload your file first, using the upload password, and when you go to access the Magic Window, because it's the same system, and you are still logged in it, the Magic Window thinks you are trying to enter with the generic password, and it doesn't let you... There are two options to avoid this; either log out after each time you upload files, so you can then use your own password for the Magic Window, or just use your own password for the uploader, too, since it's the same system, it will work. Then you'll be logged in with your own password and you can access uploader and magic window, all you like! :mrgreen:
It gets too technical, I hope I made sense! :shock:

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Post by maxgal » July 25th, 2020, 2:12 pm

You make perfect sense, as always. :mrgreen:
I'll keep it in mind for all my Glorious Solos.
Louise
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Post by maxgal » July 25th, 2020, 2:14 pm

...et voila!
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 27th, 2020, 10:21 am

Preface is PL OK!

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Post by maxgal » Yesterday, 5:33 pm

O dear. :shock:

I'm preparing the text of Chapter 1, and have come across some quoted lines in "Joseph's Jealousy" (from Hone's "Ancient Mysteries Described"), a play written in Old English, where Joseph confronts Mary about how she happened to become pregnant, and she tells the tale of immaculate conception:

Jos.
Say me, Mary, this childys fadyr who is?
I pry the telle me, and that anon?

Mry.
The Fadyr of hevyn, & se, it is,
Other fadyr hath he non.

Jos.
Goddys childe! thou lyist, in fay!
God dede nevyr rape so with may.
But yit I say, Mary whoos childe is this?

Mry.
Goddys and your, I sey, I wys.

Jos.
Ya, ya! all olde men, to me take tent,
& weddyth no wyff, in no kynnys wyse.
Alas! Alas! my name is shent;
All men may me now dyspyse,
& seyn olde cokwold.
...
An A’gel! alas, alas! fy for schame!
Ye syn now, in that ye to say;
To puttyn an A’ngel in so gret blame.
Alas, alas! let be do way;
It was s’n boy began this game, [13]
That closhyd was clene and gay,
& ye geve hym now an A’ngel name.



What do I do with this??
Not sure if I can figure out what all the words mean, but I'm researching it.
I might be able to find a "modern" translation of the play, though it looks like a long shot.
Otherwise, at any rate, I thought I might change some of the words into "regular" English, e.g., "father" instead of "fadyr"....
Louise
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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 5:47 pm

Well, we don't change the text.

:hmm: If you're not in a hurry to record, please give me a few days to think up solutions.

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Post by maxgal » Yesterday, 6:11 pm

No hurry here! :mrgreen:
Louise
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