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An historian's approach to religion

Author: Arnold Toynbee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
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Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975.
Historian's approach to religion.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)609248406
Online version:
Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975.
Historian's approach to religion.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)609723300
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Toynbee
ISBN: 0192152602 9780192152602
OCLC Number: 4136368
Notes: Includes the author's essay Gropings in the dark.
Description: xiii, 340 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: The Dawn of the Higher Religions --
1. The Historian's Point of View --
2. The Worship of Nature --
3. Annexe: 'Moloch' and Molk --
4. Man-worship: The Idolization of an Occumenical Community --
5. Man-worship: The Idolization of a Self-sufficient Philosopher --
6. The Epiphany of the Higher Religions --
7. Encounters between Higher Religions and Idolized Occumenical Empires --
8. The Diversion of Higher Religions from their Spiritual Mission to Mundane Tasks --
9. Encounters between Higher Religions and Philosophies --
10. The Idolization of Religious Institutions --
Part II: Religion in a Westernizing World --
11. The Ascendancy of the Modern Western Civilization --
12. Annexe: Seventeenth-century Forebodings of the Spiritual Price of the Seventeenth-century Revulsion from Religious Fanaticism --
12. The World's Rejection of Early Modern Western Christianity --
13. Annexe: Two Seventeenth-century Western Observers' Views of Western Christianity as an Instrument of Western Imperialism --
13. The Breakdown of the Western Christian Way of Life and the Seventeenth-century Western Reaction against the West's Christian Heritage --
13. Annexe: Contemporary Expressions of the Seventeenth-century West's Reaction against the West's Christian Heritage --
14. The Seventeenth-century Secularization of Western Life --
15. The World's Reception of a Secularized Late Modern Western Civilization --
15. Annexe: Contemporary Expressions of the Seventeenth-century West's Revulsion from the West's Traditional Religious Intolerance --
16. The Re-erection of two Graeco-Roman Idols --
17. The Idolization of the Invincible Technician --
18. The Religious Outlook in a Twentieth-century World --
18. Annexe: The Seventeenth-century Reaction in the West against Religius Intolerance --
19. The Task of Disengaging the Essence from the Non-essentials in Mankind's Religious Heritage --
20. Selves, Suffering, Self-centeredness, and Love.
Responsibility: Arnold Toynbee.

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