Religions of the Past and Present

Religions of the Past and Present

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Religions of the Past and Present

Religions of the Past and Present

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The widespread interest in the history of religion was well attested by the enthusiasm and interest aroused by the following lectures delivered during the winter of 19161917 by members of the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.

We believe that the reader will find a peculiar merit in the volume as each religion is treated by one who has made a specialty of that field. It was left to each man to set forth his subject according to his own ideas of matter and proportion -- the result is the bracing individuality of each chapter, and the spontaneity of the whole.

To bring home to our readers the ideals, the history, and the significance of certain great religions has been our aim, and in our endeavor simplicity, directness, and accuracy have been our standards. We have not gone beyond the original group of University lectures in order to secure a treatment of religions not herein discussed; the book remains therefore entirely a product of the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

JAMES A. MONTGOMERY Chairman (1916-1917) of the Group of the History of Religions, University of Pennsylvania

December 1, 1917 . . .

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