Outlines Of The History Of Religion To The Spread Of The Universal Religions

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Concept Publishing Company, 2005 - Religions - 249 pages
 

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Contents

RELIGION UNDER THE CONTROL OF ANIMISM
7
Influence of National Character
16
And of Locality and Occupation
17
Original Religions of America
18
The Peruvians and Jesicans
20
The Finns
23
CHAPTER II
25
RELIGIOS AJONG THE CHINESE
27
Indra and Agni
113
Different Forms of the SunGod
114
Rise of the Br‚hmans
115
Ethical Character of the Vedic Religion
117
The Four Castes
120
Religious Literature
122
Need of a Supreme God
124
Sacrifices 126
126

Absence of a Priestly Caste
29
Reforms of Kongfutse
30
His Religious Doctrine
31
Religious Literatur
32
Mengtse
33
The Taosse
35
Laotse
36
Later Writings of the Taosse
37
The Chinese and Egyptian Religions
38
CHAPTER III
39
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40
221
42
Sources of our Knowledge
44
Ancient Animistic Usages
45
Polytheistic and Monotheistic Tendencies
46
Triumph of Light over Darkness
47
Doctrine of Creation
49
Religion under the First Six Dynasties
50
Under the Middle Empire
52
Conception of AmunR‚
54
Modifications under Influence of Greece
55
African Aryan and Mesopotamian Elements
57
Religion among the Semites
60
Southern and Northern Semites
61
Primitive Arabian Religion
63
Contact of Northern Semites with the Akkadians
67
Religion among the Bubylonians and Assyrians
69
Relation of Babylonians and Assyrians
71
Their Religion
73
Different Developments of Religion
76
The Mesopotamian Semites reach a higher Stage
78
The Sabeans
79
Its Mesopotamian Origin
81
Sources of Cosmogony and Myths
83
Special Character of Phenician Religion
84
The Religion of Israel
85
Growth of Yahyism
86
Adoption of Native Elements
87
The Prophets
88
Influence of Persia Greece and Rome
90
Islam
91
Religion in Arabia before Mohammed
92
His early Career
94
His Conquests and Death
95
The Five Pillars of Isl‚inthe Unity of God
97
Gloomy Conceptions of the World
99
The Divine Mission of Mohammed
100
Theocratic Character of Isl‚mnism
101
Its Position among other Religions
102
CHAPTER IV
105
Religion of the Ancient IndoGermans
106
Formation of Separate Nations
108
The Aryan Religion
109
Religion among the Hindus
110
a The Vedic Religion III
111
Moral Ideal of the Br‚hmans
127
Their Social Ideal
129
The Conflict of Brahmanism with Buddhism
130
Decline of their Power
131
Cultus of Dionysos and Athena
132
Effect of Poetry and Sculpture
133
Historical Foundation of the Legend of the Buddha
134
Relation of Buddhism to Br‚hmanism
135
Spread of Buddhism
137
Its Decline
139
The Jainas
140
The Changes in Br‚hmanism under the Influence of its Conflict with Buddhism
142
Necessity of Modifications in Br‚hmanism
143
Doctrine of the Avataras
145
Krishna Worship
147
Vishgu as Rudra and Șiva
149
Ganesa Hariharau and the TrimŻrti
152
The Puranas and the Two Great Epics
153
Doctrine of the Authority of the Veda
155
The Vaishnava and Saiva Sects
157
The Şakta Sects
158
Religion among the Er‚nian NationsMazdeism
160
The Religion of Zarathustra
163
The ZendAvesta and the Bundehesh
165
Doctrine of Ahura Mazd„o
166
The Amesha SpeŮita
169
Mithra and Anahita
170
The Yazatas
171
The Fravashis
173
Its Influence on Worship and Life
175
Its Eschatology
176
Foreign Elements in later Zarathustrianism
177
Religion among the Tends or LettoSlavs
179
Doctrine of the Soul ISI 112 Doctrine of Spirits among the Old Russians
182
Deities worshipped by Letts and Slavs
184
Relation between Man and the Higher Powers
186
Religion among the Germans
188
Superiority over that of the Wends ISS 116 Its Cycle of Gods
191
Odhinn ThŰrr and Loki
192
Ethical Character of Germanic Religion
194
The Drama of the World
197
Doctrine of the Soul and Cultus
198
CHAPTER V
201
The Religion of the Pelasgi
203
Causes of Development of Greek Religion
205
National and Foreign Elements
207
Poetic Treatment of NatureMyths
211
Civilisation of Asia Minor and Crete
212
The Homeric Theology
213
Approach to Monotheism
214
Growing Connection of Morality and Religion
215
Religion among the Romans
228
Personification of Abstract Ideas
229
Continued Development of this Character 137 Transition from Polydśmonism to Polytheism 138 Fusion of Different Elements 139 Importance of th...
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