Mystery Religions and Christianity
1924. A study in the religious background of early Christianity. Contents: orientation, the historical crises of the Graco Roman world in their bearing upon the mystery religions and Christianity; what is a mystery religion; three stages of a mystery; appeal of the mystery religions, conditions favorable to the spread of the mysteries; appeal of the mystery religions, alleged reasons for their rapid spread; defects of the mysteries and their ultimate failure; victory of Christianity.
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