Theosophy Or Psychological Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of London in 1892

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Cambridge University Press, May 19, 2011 - Psychology - 614 pages
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.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY LECTURE
1
LECTURE II
27
LECTURE III
58
Common Humanity Common Language Common History
80
LECTURE IV
87
JOTJBNEY OF THE SOUL AFTER DEATH
113
Upanishads Difficulties of Interpretation Historical Progress
165
LECTURE VI
177
Satyabhedavada and Bhedabhedavada The Approach of
279
Brahman as sat as kit and as ananda Philosophy
282
LECTURE X
312
Ramanuja Sankara Moral Character of the Vedanta
330
LECTURE XI
336
LECTURE XII
361
Logos The Logos among the Klamaths Tlie Historical
422
LECTURE XIV
459

lation between the Religions of India and Persia Zoroaster
201
of the Soul The Charioteer and the Horses The Procession
208
LECTURE VIII
233
Struggle for higher conception of the Godhead Name for
272
Christian Theosophy
499
Index
545
The Teue Value op the Sacked Books Examined
574
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