Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions

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Quinta Essentia, 1991 - Religion - 84 pages
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This book strikes at the root of almost everything that makes it difficult for the present-day Westerner to believe whole-heartedly in religion, and in doing so it shows modern man to be the embodiment of superstition in its most dangerous form. We are faced in the modern world with a situation similar to that in the fable of the Emperor's new clothes. What is necessary more than anything else is simply that someone would speak the truth -- and that is exactly what this book doe

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Contents

The Past in the Light of
1
The Rhythms of Time
16
The Present in the Light of
26
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Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar who taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo. He was the keeper of Oriental manuscripts in the British Museum and the British Library and the author of numerous books on religion and spirituality, including The Book of Certainty, What is Sufism?, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, and the internationally acclaimed Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

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