> >In my opinion, Saintly Orders arose with the first saints way back in
> >the Land of Logic.
I think so too. This would have been after Death had come, and the Saints provided a way to re-establish the flow of divinity back and forth.
> I don't think however they had written scriptures and
> >formularies back then for these would have come about in emulation of
> >the miraculous example of the Abiding Book during the Imperial Age.
I am pretty sure there were scriptures of some sort before the AB.
> My memory is that the Abiding Book actually happened to include
> portions of earlier religious works.
Yes, absolutely. Which of course proved that these earlier scriptures were, in fact, True.
> It wasn't the first-ever magic
> book. Sacrilegious people might even see it as a compilation (with
> substantial new material).
While the religious recognize it as the Ultimate, God-given Final Scripture of Truth, for which the earlier portions helped to prepare the way.
-- Greg Stafford Game Designer [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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