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The Origins of Theosophy (Routledge Revivals)

Annie Besant - The Atheist Years, 1st Edition

By Annie Besant


392 pages

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Annie Besant is primarily remembered as the international president of the Theosophical Society. One of the most important aspects of her career were the years that she was a professional atheist, which has given her a place in history as a pioneer feminist. The Origins of Theosophy contains thirteen of Besant’s pamphlets, originally published from 1883-1890. This book is ideal for students of theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Gospel of Christianity and the Gospel of Freethought 2. The Christian Creed 3. A World Without God 4. The Jesus of the Gospels and the Influence of Christianity 5. The World and its Gods 6. Life, Death, and Immortality 7. Biblical Biology 8. A Burden on Labor 9. A Creature of Crown and Parliament 10. Why I Do Not Believe in God 11. The Teachings of Christianity 12. The Fruits of Christianity 13. Christian Progress

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Atheism
RELIGION / Theosophy
RELIGION / Theology