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" ... of what we have been or might have been in what we may be. From first to last religions have been men's more or less conscious attempts to give finite life its infinite rating. "
The Meaning of Social Science - Page 275
by Albion Woodbury Small - 1910 - 309 pages
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The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory

Susan L. Mizruchi - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 496 pages
From ritual killings to subtle acts of self-denial, the practice and rhetoric of sacrifice has a special centrality in modern American literature. In a compelling ...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose Writing, 1860-1920

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 813 pages
...experience confirmed an observation made by Albion Small, a leading American sociologist at the time, "From first to last, religions have been men's more...rating. Science can never be an enemy of religion . . . the more science we have the more are we awed and lured by the mystery beyond our ken." DISTINCTIVE...
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