Christianity and Mythology by John M. Robertson

By John M. Robertson

1910. The author_s experiences led him to a belief of Mythology as a extra catholic technology, or a extra clinical type of yes wisdom, than it has but been proven to be within the arms of its cultivators. He explores those perspectives in 3 treatises: The development of Mythology; Christ and Krishna; and eventually a survey of The Gospel Myths. See the numerous different works through this writer on hand from Kessinger Publishing.

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The anthropological method had been indicated by Heyne, whose system he admitted to be " true at bottom"; but on this side he made no use of it. As it was, he ; partly rectified the bias towards a single astronomical point of view which narrows the great treatise of Dupuis, De Vorigine de tous les Concerning that, he rightly admitted that with all its limitations " it still constitutes the most luminous treatise that has 2 been written on mythology"; and his own contribution may be cultes. Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Volker, besonders der Griechen, 4 Bde.

But besides bringing into correlation many terms of folk-lore, Dr. Tylor added to the keys already on the mythologist's bunch that of the " Myth of Observation," showing by many instances how the discovery of peculiar remains had given rise to fabulous interpretation, as in the case, already noted by Darwin, of the savage theory that the large animals whose skeletons are found underground must have been 3 burrowers. By including such ideas under the concept of myth, Dr. " Again, 5 while inconsistently separating mythology from religion, he expressly recognized that " the doctrine of miracles became as it were a bridge along which mythology travelled from the lower into the higher ; 1 See Tylor, Primitive Culture, 3rd ed.

2 Introduction cited, Similarly Arnold Huge, after pointing out its errors of p. lxv. system, pronounced that "Sonst, d. h. wenn wir diesen Mangel ergtinzen, ist Dupuis' Werk eine grosse freie That, die himmelweit ttber die Makeleien und Ohrenbeichten der deutschen und neufranzosischen Mantel- und Rechnungstrager hinausgeht, theoretisch und praktisch auf den Boden der wiedergeborenen Menschheit tritt, und im Wesentlichen dankbar anzuerkennen und festzuhalten ist. 1st die ausschliessliche Riicksicht auf die astronomischen Gotter einseitig so ist sie darum nicht minder eine wesentliche und gerade hinsichtlich der christlichen Priesterspeculation eine sehr interessante Seite der 1 ; a ; THE SCIENCE AND ITS to Dupuis's two or 7 wards to Dupuis's key, or said to have consisted in adding several new keys HISTORY three, letting it be seen that the old symbolical interpretation of nature was at once a simpler and a more complicated matter than Dupuis had supposed.

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