By Hugh McLeod
First released in 1974, this ebook describes the faith of the East finish, the West finish, and the suburbs of London, the place each one part of society – in addition to a number of immigrant teams – has its personal quarters, its personal associations, its certain codes of behaviour. whereas the main target is on principles, or subconscious assumptions, instead of associations, chapters study the half performed by means of the church buildings within the lifetime of Bethnal eco-friendly, a truly bad district, and of Lewisham, a filthy rich suburb, and a 3rd offers an image of the church-going behavior of every a part of the city.
The years 1880-1914 mark essentially the most vital transitions in English spiritual heritage. The latter a part of the ebook examines the motives and results of those alterations. This publication may be of curiosity to scholars of heritage, and especially these drawn to problems with faith and class.
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4· The Historical responses include no ambiguous, unclear, or conditioned commands, no ambiguous prohibitions or warnings, no extraordinary statements about past or present, no ambiguous or conditioned predictions, and only 2 clear predictions, modes generally assumed to be typical of Delphic responses. But 61 Legendary responses show these modes, over one-third of the total. The Historical responses, therefore, lend no support to the view that the Pythia spoke or that the Delphic priests composed extraordinary responses, marvelous and clever prophecies or directions, often ambiguous.
3 See Appendix B for listings of the particular responses that I have classified under each of the modes, topics, question formulae, and occasions of this chapter. THE CHARACfBRISTICS OF RBCORDBD ORACLES IS This is a rather prosaic sort of oracular response, not as likely to appear among Legendary as among Historical responses. Yet a few Legendary responses may be classified as sanctions of a proposal or enterprise, although the notices may be brief and summary, not clearly indicating a sanction of the Historical kind.
Human Sacrifice I d. Religious Laws, Customs 2. Res Publicae 2a. 2b. 2C. 2d. 2e. Rulership Legislation City Foundations Interstate Relations War 3· Res Domesticae et Profanae Ja. 3b. JC. 3d. Je. Jf. Jg. 3h. Ji. Jj. Birth, Origin Marriage, etc. 8 5·7 I9-9 5·7 9-1 0 * The discrepancy in the total for the division is due to duplication when principal and subordinate topics fall within the same division. 30 THE CHARACTBRISTICS OF RECORDED ORACLES The inclusive survey of the topics as that of the modes confirms the results of the simple analysis.