Myth and Ritual in Christianity

Myth and Ritual in Christianity

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ISBN10: 0807013757 ISBN13: 9780807013755 Contributors: Watts, Alan W. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (P) Published: Jun 1 1968 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"Our main object will be to describe one of the most incomparably beautiful myths that has ever flowered from the mind of man, or from the unconscious processes which shape it and which are in some sense more than man.... This is, furthermore, to be a description and not a history of Christian Mythology.... After description, we shall attempt an interpretation of the myth along the general lines of the philosophia perennis, in order to bring out the truly catholic or universal character of the symbols, and to share the delight of discovering a fountain of wisdom in a realm where so many have long ceased to expect anything but a desert of platitudes." --from the Prologue

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