ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 


B. Cornelius, (a pseudonym ) is a Professor at an Anglican Theological Seminary, has been a Professor at Stanford University  and, (Visiting)  the University of Cambridge, is co author (with Golitsin, a Professor of Theology at Marquette (Jesuit) University) of The Sacred Athlete, a work on Christian mysticism. He is co author of The Dangerous Hour, a work on Greek folklore that includes examination of continuities, survivals, ancient to modern peasant.  One of his biographical works was hailed by Biography, the Journal, as “…the best published” (in the year of publication).


He has published 29 books plus three commissioned biographies.  Reviewers have spoken of “echoes of Melville and Hawthorne”, in this “strikingly original” author.   Prof. Lazarus (author of Steinbeck’s Memoirs) applauds the “author’s gifts of imagination, talent and style.  College president, (and English language advisor to ME governments), G, Montague said of another work, ”One of the most enjoyable novels I have ever read”.  Television and screen writer C. Larson, says of one novel, ”a beautiful, strong, poetic swing”, whereas critic and writer ( and English Professor)  Terry White described his work as “brilliant, witty, enlightening…well crafted…a writer prolific in the sciences, literature and philosophy”,


Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark in a Foreword to The Dangerous Hour wrote of is examination of the sacred irrational in the Greek psyche,  “thorough…most important…arresting” . writer and critic T. White concludes he is  “the most versatile of scholars and humanists writing today… compares with Graham Green”  


The Times Literary Supplement, in a front page review of his  book, Health and Healing in Rural Greece  (Stanford and Oxford University Presses) states of it “the best sociological investigation of Greek mores ever written…clear, objective, insightful…about…the socio-religious…” 


His name here is a pseudonym, but as lineage, correct. His Grandmother, nee Emma Adams Cornelius, was a painter and poet. The Cornelius genealogy traces the family to early 1600s Maryland and Virginia, thence England and  Holland, thence pre Reformation Rome, thus in a religious line over two millennia, from Roman pagan to Catholic then Anglican and Protestan, in New England, Unitarian. 

  As we translate here,  the sound on our lips, “God” is Teutonic, Saxon, old high German, early English.  As the mystic or linguist knows,  sounds are but conveniences and, in differing, should not alienate. If one forgets the lessons of the semanticists and confuses the sound with its referent,  there will be no end of troubles, not excluding in this matter, religious strife.  

 There was serious debate, anger among the compilers, over whether to include this and the following two homilies in this Book.  Damian, the Elder Luke introduces that, its action, in an “Afterword”, the directions to which are found at the end of this Book.

In Rome the baths, one of the real delights and benefits of Roman life, were free, but in Antioch of less imperial largesse, Hadrian came to be displeased with the city,  not so, ao nor deww but inexpensive. Earlier, women might, if they chose, bathe with men but Hadrian, scandalized, separated the times of bathing for the two sexes.  Be sure promiscuous exceptions still occurred  

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