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"Campbell's works are on the order of 50 to 60 years old. If the word 'mythicist' has only recently been coined, how could he mention it?"
"The terms "mythicism" and "mythicist" may be new to many people, even though they have been around for a couple of centuries..."
Astrotheology: "Theology founded on observation or knowledge of the celestial bodies" ... such as the sun, moon, planets, stars, constellations etc.
- William Derham, coined in 1714
"The ideas that appear to be embraced by this new term are discussed in detail by Jung, Campbell, and dozens if not hundreds of others. There is nothing new about the ideas, as you seem to acknowledge: "
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance"
— Albert Einstein
Originally posted by rnaa
reply to post by GoldenKnight
In exactly what way is this 'Mythicist Position' new?
It seems extremely ordinary and mainstream to me.
You could try reviewing just about anything by Carl Jung or Joseph Campbell's masterpiece "The Masks of God"edit on 22/2/2011 by rnaa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GoldenKnight
reply to post by Bluesma
Hey, you'd probably appreciate this book review by Dr. Price:
"I find it undeniable that many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations."
- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's; book review