This book and its accompanying “Scholar’s Toolbox” DVD is more than a book, it’s an extensive research library!
This new edition of A Course in Miracles is based on earliest-available typed scribal Urtext Manuscripts which were discovered in the year 2000.
This new Course publishing venture differs from previously published editions of the Course in a number of ways:
o The book has about 50,000 words not found in the Hugh Lynn Cayce (HLC) version (also known somewhat euphemistically as the “Original Edition”) which is based on a later and heavily edited manuscript
o The book has about 60,000 words more than the Foundation for Inner Peace editions which are based on still later and even more heavily edited manuscripts
o The book includes all seven of the “Scribed” volumes generally recognized as authentic channelled material
o The book includes thousands of footnotes indicating variant readings between versions, suspected copying mistakes, ambiguities or uncertainties in the manuscript, and handwritten manuscript mark-up suggesting editing changes
o The book also includes hundreds of footnotes indicating passages which are either quotes or paraphrases of the Bible
o The book has a “universal reference system” which is consistent, predictable and intuitive to which copies of all versions have been cross-referenced making it very simple to locate or cite a given passage in any version, including the primary source documents, both facsimile and e-text.
o The book comes with a data DVD which includes a wealth of digital facsimile, e-text and audio reference material including:
o both an exhaustive and an abridged Concordance to make looking up passages quick and easy
o a Concordance to the HLC version
o a Concordance to the King James Version Bible
o copies of all available primary scribal source documents, including the original Shorthand Notebooks in both facsimile (photocopy) and searchable e-text files.*
o a searchable Urtext “Ebook” formatted for easy of viewing on a computer monitor
o a searchable ULC “ Ebook” formatted for easy of viewing on a computer monitor
o a searchable King James Version Bible “Ebook” formatted for easy of viewing on a computer monitor
o a searchable American Standard Version Bible “Ebook” formatted for easy of viewing on a computer monitor
o a digital audio rendition of the HLC
o considerable additional historical documentation
* A complete e-text of the Shorthand Notes has not yet been completed, but the portions of the Notes which differ most substantially from later versions have been transcribed and are available as searchable e-texts