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The Origin and Evolution of Religion (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Albert Churchward


422 pages

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Churchward’s The Origin and Evolution of Religion, first published in 1924, explores the history and development of different religions worldwide, from the religious cults of magic and fetishism to contemporary religions such as Christianity and Islam. This text is ideal for students of theology.

Table of Contents

List of Figures in the Text; List of Plates; 1. Definitions of Religion. The Dawn of Religious Ideas 2. The Religious Cult of the Totemic People 3. Magic and Fetishism 4.Hero Cult and Mythology 5. Sacred Symbols 6. The Stellar Cult 7. The Stellar Cult (Continued) 8. The Stellar Cult (Continued) 9. The Great Pyramid of Ghizeh 10. Different Phases of the Stellar Cult 11. The Lunar Cult 12. The Solar Cult 13. The Solar Cult (Continued) 14. The Jews and the Israelites 15. Babylonian Cult 16. Buddhism 17. The Druids 18. Mohammedism 19. Cult of Christianity; Conclusion; Glossary; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General
RELIGION / History
RELIGION / Ancient