Greek Religion and Its Survivals

Greek Religion and Its Survivals

Greek Religion and Its Survivals

Greek Religion and Its Survivals

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The subject of ancient Greek religion is so very large, in all of its manifestations, that the influence of Greek religion can hardly be treated adequately in a single volume in this Series.

Therefore, besides Professor Hyde's book, those on Mythology, Folklore and the Philosophies of the Greeks will further indicate the influence of ancient Greek religion on religious life and thought of later days.

The nature of Christianity in Greek lands is one of the most interesting phenomena and reveals very clearly the depth and the power of ancient Greek religious thinking and feeling which completely permeate the modern expressions. Our debt to Greece is amazingly disclosed in this field of aspiration, but it remains to be seen whether Greek Christianity will eventually extricate itself from that legacy of superstition that has been so harmful and avail itself only of the nobler qualities of Greek religion. This book may draw the line . . .

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