Religious Systems of the World

Religious Systems of the World : A Contribution to the Study of Comparative Religion; A Collection of Addresses, Delivered at South Place Institute (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Religious Systems of the World: A Contribution to the Study of Comparative Religion; A Collection of Addresses, Delivered at South Place Institute Centres of Spiritual Activity, and Phases of Religious Development. The Lectures were first designed to explain and illustrate the different Religious Movements of the day, for though most thinking persons are fully persuaded of their own belief, they are often unable to understand the standpoint of others equally earnest, and thus fail to do justice to men of different creeds. After the current divisions of Christianity and Modern Ethical Philosophies had been treated, it was thought that Ancient Religious Systems might also be profitably studied in the same manner, especially as the general public have very little opportunity of becoming acquainted with them, and not unfrequently mistake their mere accidents for their spirit and substance. Some of the Lecturers have been so kind as to rewrite their essays for this volume, while the articles on the Religion of Egypt, Shintoism (second article), Zoroastrianism, Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome, Hittites, Quakers, Irvingism, and Evolution have been specially written for the present edition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 846 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 43mm | 1,107g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243172362
  • 9780243172368