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Modern religous interpretations

- Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:17:33 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70132
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I'm looking for stuff on modern interpretations of religions and how they intermingle and carry over into each other. How mythology morphs in such cases as pagan Saturnalia translating over to Christmas. Maybe even breaking stuff like investigative religious journalism. I've always been interested in the subject but have done no reading on it. Specifically interested in Christianity but anything interesting on any religion in any time period is cool.
George Cossleham - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:09:21 EST ylxQEmun No.70133 Reply
try frazer's golden bough
Rebecca Crollyman - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:11:23 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70140 Reply
I was really high when I wrote this, I meant interpretations of events like as to what may have actually happened, not religious meaning btw.

Thanks, I'll check it out. Looks like exactly what I'm looking for.
Angus Brurringstit - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:36:07 EST A/t5mkUq No.70144 Reply

Other anon here to second TGB; it's a book that really influences how one view's the world.
I'm tempted to recommend The White Goddess, but I haven't read it yet myself; it looks to be in a similar vein to TGB's.
Beatrice Murdcocke - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:27:37 EST ylxQEmun No.70147 Reply
Twg is a bit more of a narrow focus than tgb but graves is a much better historian. Frazer was og but that means they hadn't really sorted out how to do research properly at the time and had to learn.
Augustus Blocklesturk - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:15:09 EST P6n/+9ei No.70157 Reply
joseph campbell
Martha Buzzdock - Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:12:51 EST UEJcT2Pn No.70325 Reply
Bart Ehrmann wrote a lot about different christian sects that existed at some point and were quite influential but died off.
Ernest Socklenirk - Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:32:17 EST pzzBCzyM No.70336 Reply
There's this author called E.R. Dodds. He specialized on greek cultural history. He doesn't talk much about our present time, but he has this amazing book called "Greeks and the irrational" about the pagan, magic, mystic roots of greek culture. It quotes really obscure sources and gives a pretty good explanation of some greek cultural and psychological phenomenon. It's pretty well reviewed in the academic community. He also wrote a book on the socio-psychological consequences of the advent of early christianism in pagan cultures, it's called "Pagan and christian in the age of anxiety". I think it's a pretty good place if you want to go beyond scientific divulgation, but still want something sort of general and literary, and not some uninteligible academic mash up of ancient and modern languages intertwined from a thousand different sources.
Samuel Fushville - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 17:49:00 EST TbUII6vM No.70568 Reply
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Karen Armstrong has written several fantastic books that may be of interest. She writes in a fairly concise and engaging manner without being overly academic.
"The Great Transformation" might be what you're looking for as she discusses the development of judasim, Buddhism, Confucianism and the greek philosophers in the axial age. So, for example, she writes about how the aryan religious/cultural practises developed into vedic culture, proto hindu culture and then Buddhism. She discusses the development of judasim and the old testement from the void left by the disintegration of the egyptian empire and the influence of Canaanite/Phoenician cults on the early Israelites and, thus, the abrahamic faiths in general.
Its goodstuff.
In "the history of god" she concentrates on judasim, christianity and islam and is a little less accessible.
Samuel Fushville - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:08:39 EST TbUII6vM No.70569 Reply
>E.R. Dodds.

Never heardof him before. His books look really interesting. nice rec

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