Magic and Religion
1901. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even children's books. Lang was one of the first to apply anthropological findings to the study of myth and folklore. He was also one of the founders of the study of Psychical Research and his other writings on anthropology include Magic and Religion. Content: Science and Superstition; The Theory of Loan-Gods: or Borrowed Religion; Magic and Religion; The Origin of the Christian Faith; The Approaches to Mr. Frazer's Theory; Attempts to Prove the Sacaean Criminal Divine; Zakmuk, Sacaea and Purim; Mordecai, Esther, Vashti and Haman; Why was the Mock-King of the Sacaea Whipped and Hanged?; Calvary; The Ghastly Priest; South African Religion; Cup and Ring: An Old Problem Solved; First-Fruits and Taboos; and Walking Through Fire. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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