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Post by dronald » February 2nd, 2021, 9:39 pm

Against Celsus Book 1 by Origen (184 - 253). Translated by Frederick Crombie (1827 - 1889)

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Against Celsus, preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around 248 AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise "The True Word". Among a variety of other charges, Celsus had denounced many Christian doctrines as irrational and criticized Christians themselves as uneducated, deluded, unpatriotic, close-minded towards reason, and too accepting of sinners. He had accused Jesus of performing his miracles using black magic rather than actual divine powers and of plagiarizing his teachings from Plato. Celsus had warned that Christianity itself was drawing people away from traditional religion and claimed that its growth would lead to a collapse of traditional, conservative values. ( Wiki)
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Post by dronald » February 2nd, 2021, 9:46 pm

I plan on doing this in 8 sections, each section divided into ten chapters. The only exception is the preface which is written by Origen himself.

The Chapters are very short (sometimes only a paragraph or two) so I won't be saying the words "Chapter [X]" as I'm reading. I think that would sound too clunky. However, at the beginning of each subsequent reading I'll say, "Chapters 1-10 of Against Celsus by Origen..."

I couldn't find the translator's Wiki page but I found something similar and posted that. I hope that's okay?

There are 7 other "books" on this topic by Origen, so I imagine that would matter for the file name? I remember in the Psalms readings by Augustine it was always "Psalms1" and then "Psalms2". I'm not sure what the intricacies are on your end though when it comes to the expectation of volumes to be followed up on.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 4th, 2021, 8:45 am

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.

I'm surprised that we don't have anything by Origen in the LV catalog yet. Off to add him as a new author.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 4th, 2021, 8:50 am

OK, you're ready to go.

I shortened the file name a bit.

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Post by dronald » February 4th, 2021, 9:17 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 8:50 am
OK, you're ready to go.

I shortened the file name a bit.

MaryAnn
Thank you!

Sorry that my sentence structure was poor. I meant that the only exception of the list that would be broken into chapters is the preface, not that I wouldn't be reading the preface!

Anyways, uploads should be coming later today!

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 9:20 am

I would be glad to join you as DPL.
Can't pass up a chance to listen to Origen, can I?
~ Larry

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Post by dronald » February 4th, 2021, 9:25 am

silverquill wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 9:20 am
I would be glad to join you as DPL.
Can't pass up a chance to listen to Origen, can I?
Amazing.

Thank you! So far it's been an amazing read. Lots of fun.

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Post by dronald » February 4th, 2021, 9:40 am

Also,

I'm doing my best to say "QUOTE" "END QUOTE" when quoting Celsus. So if I forget to do so please feel free to let me know that I have to go back and edit that in.

There are other writers that are brought up by Origen where I also say quote/endquote when I think it's necessary, however I don't do this every time Origen quotes something because it could sound redundant. For example, when Origen quotes scripture I just change my tone slightly most of the time.

Anyways, Celsus is the important one.

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 10:29 am

Yes, it is always a toss-up on how to handle quotations. I try to indicate these by pacing and inflection and use "quote" when I think it is really necessary for clarity in order to keep the natural flow of the reading of the text. Without having looked at the text in detail, your approach sounds reasonable. Looking forward to this project. :)
~ Larry

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Post by dronald » February 4th, 2021, 9:15 pm

Preface (Where Origen says how dumb it is that anyone should ever need a work such as this, and then proceeds to write eight books on the topic) is ready for PL.

Sections 1, 2 and 3 are ready as well.

Thanks!

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 9:33 pm

Oh, that's a lot at once! I'll get to these just as soon as I can.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » February 5th, 2021, 6:51 am

Nice start to the day - Preface PL OK
~ Larry

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Post by dronald » February 9th, 2021, 7:53 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 5th, 2021, 6:51 am
Nice start to the day - Preface PL OK
Thank you!

I have another one ready. I also added in all of the link sources for the rest of the sections inside the admin to make it easier to find where you left off.

Happy reading!

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Post by silverquill » February 10th, 2021, 9:56 am

Sorry for a bit of a delay on the PL.

The reading is all fine, but for 2-4 the volume is a bit high, right at and a tad higher than our upper limit of 92 dB. The first two sections are about 90 so I would suggest bringing these three down by about 2 dB so they are all about the same. Do you have the Checker program? That's the best way to check the volume.
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Post by dronald » February 10th, 2021, 10:37 am

silverquill wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 9:56 am
Sorry for a bit of a delay on the PL.

The reading is all fine, but for 2-4 the volume is a bit high, right at and a tad higher than our upper limit of 92 dB. The first two sections are about 90 so I would suggest bringing these three down by about 2 dB so they are all about the same. Do you have the Checker program? That's the best way to check the volume.
Thank you. It should be fixed now.

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