This book discusses the relation of different religious systems to the development of world unity, peace and international law. It examines Pagan worship, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Indian and Far Eastern religions and shows how far their universalism has made for peace or war. It traces the struggle for religious freedom through the ages and what part religion could and should play in the movement for international peace.
At a time when religious fundamentalism and nationalism are once again issues of global significance, this book is as relevant today as when it was originally published.
Table of Contents
1. Jerusalem, The City of Peace 2. The Pagan Religions of Antiquity 3. Judaism and the Nations 4. Christianity: From the Origins to the Reformation 5. From the Formation to the French Revolution 6. From the French Revolution to the End of the Great War, 1918 7. Islam and the Nations 8. The Indian and Far Eastern Religions 9. Religious Freedom Till the Great War 10. Religious Freedom Since the Great War 11. Religion and the New International society 12. A League of Religions 13. Conclusion