Lecture II.3.1 – Symbols of the Christian Faith
Why do we yearn? What is it we yearn for? It’s for something that was never on land or sea. And this is a peculiar European romantic thing. And that is the fulfillment of this special intelligible potentiality which is our own being and character.
— Joseph Campbell
In this talk, Joseph Campbell looks at the mythic underpinnings of one of the world’s great mythic traditions: Christianity. He explores the religion’s historical and mythological roots, and discusses why it is that churches are struggling to keep their faith truly alive.
This lecture was recorded at Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1971.