The Religions of Mankind

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CONTENTS
PAGE
PREFACE TO REVISED EDITION11
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION13
CHAPTER I
THE APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION15
THE FITTING ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHER FAITHS19
THE NATURE OF RELIGION23
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY34
CHAPTER II
THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION35
THE DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGION47
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY54
CHAPTER III
ANIMISTIC PEOPLES AND THEIR HABITAT55
ANIMISM AND THE MYSTERIOUS POWER61
THE HIGHER POWERS OF ANIMISTIC RELIGION64
TOTEMISM AND TABOO75
ANIMISTIC WORSHIP79
MAGIC AND RELIGION86
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY90
CHAPTER IV
THE NILE VALLEY AND ITS INHABITANTS91
THE EGYPTIAN PANTHEON95
THE INDIVIDUAL HERE AND HEREAFTER103
THE GODS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA108
MAN'S APPROACH TO THE DIVINE POWERS113
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY116

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Preface to Revised Edition 11
  • Preface to First Edition 13
  • Chapter I - The Study of Religion 15
  • Chapter II - The Origin and Growth of Religion 35
  • Chapter III - Animistic Religion 55
  • Chapter IV - Egypt and Mesopotamia 91
  • Chapter V - Greece and Rome 117
  • Chapter VI - The Religion of Zoroaster 145
  • Chapter VII - Hinduism 163
  • Chapter VIII - Buddhism 192
  • Chapter IX - The Religion of the Chinese 224
  • Chapter X - The Religions of Japan 246
  • Chapter XI - Judaism 267
  • Chapter XII Mohammedanism 286
  • Chapter XIII - Christianity 318
  • Index 351
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