Theosophy Or Psychological Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of London in 1892
German-born Sanskritist and philologist Max Müller (1823-1900) was a pioneer in the field of comparative mythology and religion. Settling in England in 1846, during his distinguished career he served as Taylorian professor of modern European languages, curator of the Bodleian Library and Oxford's first professor of comparative philology. The content of this book was originally presented as part of a lecture series delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1893, where Müller was serving as the Gifford Lecturer. Müller's aim in presenting these lectures was to show that the only way of properly understanding religious phenomena was through utilising historical method. The three volumes preceding this one focused on 'physical religion', 'natural religion' and 'anthropological religion'; this fourth book, on theosophy, contains fifteen lectures, the subject matter ranging from Alexandrian Christianity and the eschatology of Plato to the journey of the soul after death.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Common Humanity Common Language Common History
JOTJBNEY OF THE SOUL AFTER DEATH
Upanishads Difficulties of Interpretation Historical Progress
Satyabhedavada and Bhedabhedavada The Approach of
Brahman as sat as kit and as ananda Philosophy
Ramanuja Sankara Moral Character of the Vedanta
Logos The Logos among the Klamaths Tlie Historical
Other editions - View all
admit Agni Ahura Ahuramazda ancient ankara Aryan Asuras Atman Avesta Avidya become belief body borrowed Brahman bridge called Christ Christian Clement conceived concept Deity Devas Dionysius divine doctrines doubt earth Eckhart essence eternal evil existence expressed faith Fathers Fravashis Gathas Godhead gods Gospel Greece Greek philosophy heaven Heraclitus highest historical Holy human soul hymns idea immortal India individual soul Indra Infinite Jewish Jews knowledge language LECTURE light living Logos Mazda means meant metempsychosis mind moon mystic mythological nature Neo-Platonists nescience never object Old Testament origin passages Pehlevi perfect Persian Philo philosophers Plato Plotinus poets Pra^apati reached recognised religion religious Sacred Books Sanskrit seems sense soul after death speak spirit Stoics Sufi Sufiism supposed Supreme Sutras thee things thou thought throne tion translation true truth Upanishads Veda Vedanta Vedanta-sutras Vedantist Vedic words Xenophanes Yasna Zend Zoroaster Zoroastrian