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Post by LillisJoy » December 2nd, 2017, 3:16 am

A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity by William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833).


William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to stop the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he became an Evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In April 1797, Wilberforce published "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes of This Country Contrasted With Real Christianity," on which he had been working since 1793. This was an exposition of New Testament doctrine and teachings and a call for a revival of Christianity, as a response to the moral decline of the nation, illustrating his own personal testimony and the views which inspired him. The book proved to be influential and a best-seller by the standards of the day; 7,500 copies were sold within six months, and it was translated into several languages. ( Wikipedia)
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Post by TriciaG » December 3rd, 2017, 6:14 pm

OK, this is set up.

I did tweak your "second and subsequent section" intro a little; I don't see where this is called "A Practical View of Real Christianity", but I do see the need to shorten the title a bit. So how does "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System" sound?

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Post by TriciaG » December 3rd, 2017, 6:16 pm

Oh, yeah - and before cataloging, we'll need a PD intro. Wikipedia isn't PD; so maybe we can come up with something else on our own. Your DPL (when you have one) might be able to help.
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Post by LillisJoy » December 4th, 2017, 4:51 am

Hi Tricia,

Thanks for setting this up for me. I was definitely wondering what to do about the name. When I looked it up, I discovered recently published editions that have shortened it to either "Real Christianity" or "Practical Views on Christianity." Can we go with the latter without infringing on copyright? (Leave out the "Real" but keep the "Christianity" since that is the only religious system that he talks about.)

Thanks too for the directions on using the Magic Window. I was wondering about that. I didn't realize that Wikipedia isn't public domain. I will work on rewriting the blurb.

Finally, how do you suggest I handle footnotes? Do they get read at all? At the end? Or inline with text?

Thanks again!
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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2017, 8:05 am

I would be glad to serve as your DPL.

There are several options to footnotes.

1. Ignore them all.
2. Read them all.
3. Read some of them.

In this case, I personally would chose the latter. Many of the footnotes are just annotations to references and I think can be omitted. Others contain comments that add substantially to the text. A few are borderline. (The reader decides what to read and what to omit).

If you do choose to read all or some of them, I would read them wherever they least interrupt the flow of the thought, usually at the end of a sentence, but they could be within the sentence if it would make more sense and still sound natural. I usually introduce them by saying, "Note:" and finish with "End note," for brevity, but "Footnote" could be used as well.

So, it is entirely up to you. Just be consistent.

I'll be glad to help you in any way I can along the way, if you accept me as DPL.

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Post by TriciaG » December 4th, 2017, 11:52 am

Magic Window sections look good! And I've added Larry as DPL.

I haven't read the work, but from the title and the summary/intro, I'm assuming he's contrasting the cultural Christianity of his day with real, biblical Christianity. So in a way, he is talking about two different religious systems. :)

I'm up in the air about how to do the intros. Would using the more modern title confuse listeners? That title is nowhere in the text, after all, and listeners might think you're using a more modern text. On the other hand, the title is cumbersome, even when shortened a bit.

What Larry said about footnotes. :) If it were me, I'd read the ones that I think would be interesting to the reader (and I do "footnote" "end footnote" either right where the note is called for or after the sentence/paragraph, as long as it's not so far away from the thought that it seems out of place).
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Post by LillisJoy » December 4th, 2017, 1:46 pm

Thanks Larry for DPL-ing! And thanks to both for the tips on footnotes. I will take a long scroll through the footnotes and see what they look like and then make a decision.

Yes, the title issue is tricky. We can keep it "A Practical View of Prevailing Religious Systems." It works. The source is obvious.

It's report-card week for me, so I don't think I'm going to get started on this in earnest until closer to New Years. But I'm excited that it's up and ready to go.

Thanks again for the support!

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Post by TriciaG » December 4th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Sounds good! Moving this to Going Solo...
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Post by LillisJoy » January 1st, 2018, 11:50 am

Happy New Year, all! Hope your holidays have been fun and refreshing.

Here is the introduction.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/re ... _128kb.mp3

Do I need to put it in the MW or is that you, Tricia? I have tried to get into BC Admin, but it keeps telling me I don't have permission. Is there something I'm doing wrong? (I tried also from the directions posted previously and no luck.) Finally, I see that there is a "notes" section and I assume this is for track length. Anything else?

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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2018, 12:01 pm

You do. :)

Put the link in the File URL field, and the file duration in the Notes field. And change the status from Assigned to "ready for PL".
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Post by LillisJoy » January 1st, 2018, 12:07 pm

Great! But when I click on BC login, it says I "don't have permission for this area." What should I do?

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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2018, 12:12 pm

That's because you logged into the uploader using the generic login. There should be a little "logout" link on that "no permissions" page. Click that, then log in using your BC login that you set up when you first got into the MW. (You can use that special BC login for uploading files; then you can go into your MW seamlessly.)
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Post by LillisJoy » January 1st, 2018, 12:28 pm

Awesome! It worked!
Thanks so much. :thumbs:

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Post by silverquill » January 1st, 2018, 3:07 pm

LillisJoy wrote:Happy New Year, all! Hope your holidays have been fun and refreshing.

Here is the introduction.
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/re ... _128kb.mp3

Thanks!
Glad to see this one underway!
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Post by LillisJoy » January 9th, 2018, 10:39 am

And we're off! I finally feel like I'm finally starting to get rolling. I just discovered a couple new techniques for clarifying audio in Adobe Audition. The difference between section 1 and section 2 is amazing to me. Not that the first chapter was bad audio, but chapter two is noticeably (and surprisingly) clearer. So much fun!

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