Christianity and Mythology by John M. Robertson

By John M. Robertson

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

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How effectively that belief has retarded this science in particular may be partly gathered from Emeric-David's historical sketch. Beginning with Albric in the eighth century, Maimonides in the and Boccaccio in the fourteenth, the learned academician twelfth, makes out a list of between seventy and eighty scholarly writers on mythology down to Benjamin Constant. He might have extended the list to a hundred but it is duly representative, save in that it oddly omits all mention of Fontenelle, whose essay Be Vorigine des fables, as Mr.

For his own part he had rightly represented the primitive " savage " as necessarily personifying the things and could he help forces of nature to him they " were all living beings thinking that, like himself, they were conscious beings also ? " For this " necessity " Sir George could quote Miiller; but instead of noting that such a proposition dismissed a fortiori the theorem of " disease of language," he went on to include the latter, Miiller's exposition. Miiller — — : : apropos of the principle of Polyonymy names With the trenchant comment (or multiplying of for the natural elements), which needed no such backing.

A P. 40. a P. 40. ) The Com- Why thesis has utterly collapsed. the Eighth Commandment should be stressed in this connection it is hard to guess. By Mr. Lawson's own account, the lacking commandment of the decalogue is still lacking in Greece " Honesty and truthfulness are not the national virtues. " 1 So that " divorced " in Christian Greece after and morality remain eighteen hundred years of Christianity religion Whether Dr. Tylor conIn any case, it falls to the rationalist, in the name of mere science, to end the confusion by pointing out that moral incoherence, in late and early societies alike, means not separation between religion and morality, but their confluence on a low mental level.

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