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The modern reader's guide to religions.

Author: Harold H Watts
Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble [1964]
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Story of mankind's religious experience from prehistoric origins.
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Watts, Harold H. (Harold Holliday), 1906-
Modern reader's guide to religions.
New York, Barnes & Noble [1964]
(OCoLC)644459464
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold H Watts
OCLC Number: 373436
Description: xi, 620 pages 24 cm
Contents: What religion is: a general view --
The divine addresses of man --
Man listening --
Religious responses --
Conclusion --
The religion of modern primitive man --
The materials --
Primitive cultures --
Theories of religious origin --
Prehistoric man --
Paleolithic man --
Mesolithic man --
Neolithic man --
Egyptian religion --
Egyptian religion: it's conditions --
Egyptian history --
Egyptian rite --
Myth and magic --
Creation myths --
Morals and magic --
Babylonian religion --
Myths --
Babylonian myth --
People and king --
Divination and magic --
Law --
Greek religion --
Configuration of force --
The Greek address --
Olympian and Chthonian gods --
The public use of the Olympian gods --
The mysteries --
Philosophy --
Roman religion --
Cycle and line --
Three failures of myth --
Celtic myth --
Scandinavian myth --
Aztec myth. Hebrew religion, I --
The Hebrews --
The discovery of Jehovah --
Myth into history --
Hebrew religion, II --
Kingship --
The prophets --
What a prophet is --
Christianity, I --
The world --
The life --
The teaching --
Eschatology --
Christianity, II --
The early church --
Paul --
Conclusion --
Islam --
Mohammed's world --
Mohammed's career --
The Koran --
Tradition --
Mysticism --
Conclusion --
Zoroastrianism --
Background --
Zoroaster --
Zoroastrian tradition --
Mithraism and Manicheism --
Hinduism, I --
Geography and history --
Hindu teaching --
Hindu scripture --
Hinduism, II --
The god's arrive --
The god's withdraw --
The god's return --
Buddhism, I --
The life and the illumination --
The teaching: new and old --
Buddhism, II --
Buddhist tradition --
Hinayana --
Mahayana --
Tantrism --
Chinese and Japanese religion --
Confucianism --
Taoism --
Zen Buddhism.

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Story of mankind's religious experience from prehistoric origins.

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