Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: The Hero, The Otherworld, The Ending Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 11:52:45 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> OK. Do you have a better term than "Catholic fabulation?" =20 > It seems that would resolve our remaining differences. I guess I don't understand why "Christian Fabulation" won't do here, which is why I like the idea of just calling it "CF" and leaving the "C" semi-ambiguous. Though "CatFab" has a nice ring to it. Your use of the word Catholic seems to stem from the=20 proposition that "Catholicism came from the imposition of=20 a male-centered Semitic religion on top of a dyarchical=20 male/female European pantheon." While this is accurate enough from one point of view, it seems to me that, at the time and=20 in the place where this occurred, the words "Catholic" and "Christian" were essentially synonymous ... and since the Orthodox church inherits much of the same thing, the primary function of saying "Catholic" here would be to exclude "Protestant" Christianity. Yet members of Protestant sects definitely seem to write this sort of thing ...=20 I also understand that you want a word which would exclude, say, A CANTICLE FOR LIEBOWITZ. (H'mmm ... would you include A CASE OF CONSCIENCE, or HYPERION?) It seems to me that the word "fabulation" does that fairly effectively. Or perhaps "Christian Mythopoieic Fantasy," which would be accurate but ugly ...? --Blattid --