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Pagan trinity, Holy Trinity : the legacy of the Sumerians in Western civilization

Author: Alan P Dickin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, ©2007.
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This book offers a revolutionary new synthesis of ancient history and religion by bridging the gap between the archaeology of Mesopotamia (now the country of Iraq) and the biblical account of Genesis. Professor Alan Dickin shows how the Sumerians, the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia, established the world's first organized religion, which was a direct fore-runner of the Judeo-Christian faith. He places the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dickin, Alan P.
Pagan trinity, Holy Trinity.
Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2007926688
(OCoLC)156822418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan P Dickin
ISBN: 9781461626701 1461626706
OCLC Number: 608084690
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 127 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Who were the Sumerians?; 2. The discovery of ancient Sumer; 3. The origins of the Temple; 4. Searching for the ancient gods; 5. The history of the Pantheon; 6. Rivalry between the gods; 7. The King List and the Flood; 8. The Flood as a geological event; 9. Religion before the Flood; 10. Stories of Creation and Paradise; 11. From Babel to Abraham; 12. The Spiritual Big Bang; 13. Paradise lost and regained; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Alan Dickin.

Abstract:

This book offers a revolutionary new synthesis of ancient history and religion by bridging the gap between the archaeology of Mesopotamia (now the country of Iraq) and the biblical account of Genesis. Professor Alan Dickin shows how the Sumerians, the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia, established the world's first organized religion, which was a direct fore-runner of the Judeo-Christian faith. He places the biblical accounts of the Creation, Fall, Flood, and Tower of Babel in their historical context in ancient Mesopotamia, and identifies the origins of the biblical Trinity in the Sumerian p.

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