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 technological know-how, or a extra medical type of sure wisdom, than it has but been proven to be within the fingers 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 via this writer to be had from Kessinger Publishing.

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6. by Other critical and earlier Huet, though opposed later theologians, as scholars such as Selden, Basnage, and Vico, went further astray on the theory that pagan still Gods were perversions of and that all pagan theologies were perversions of an earlier monotheism. Such an application of comparative method as was made by Spencer of Cambridge (De Legibus Hebrceorum, 1685) was far in advance of the powers of assimilation of the time. 7. Skeptics like Bayle derided all explanations alike, and ridiculed the hope of reaching any better.

3 Cp. Schultze, Der Fetischismus, 1871, pp. 43-46, ii, 447. 55. it often takes no account 2 Ch. 4 Schultze, as cited, p. xvii, vol. ii, p. 360. 46. ; THE PROGRESS OF MYTHOLOGY 24 of many things which in civilized ethics are reckoned primordial. 1 This means, not that their code is " independent of " morality, but simply that it is extremely ill-developed. And their religion is A low ethic, to begin with, shares in the shaping correlative to it. of a low and the prestige of religion tends to fix the low ethic.

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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