Bases Of Religious Belief, Historic And Ideal; An Outline Of Religious Study

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byCharles Mellen Tyler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... PREHISTORIC AND HISTORIC DATA, AND THEIR BEARING UPON THE STUDY OF RELIGION. RELIGION, in its essence, can be understood only by a study of its origins, and its historical development. Though a Divine factor in history, it is yet natural, in the sense of a development in time, and in world-relations. Natural Religion of _. divine origin, Science cannot indeed account for the has a natural phenomena of Religion, for Religion is history. r a transcendent principle, and while it can account for the facts with which Science is occupied, the latter cannot go behind the phenomena of the world. And Evolution itself involves the metaphysical conception of a process, and cannot dispense with a transcendent Power, which is at once a primal and a final cause. The signification of Evolution is that of a metaphysical ideal, which has to be realized through the process of the world. The study of language and of mythology reveals a development in accordance with natural law--in other words, the movement of Divine purpose in a uniform process which has a history. We may interrogate the religious consciousness of primitive man, observing the facts of history which attest its growth. But to understand the religious consciousness of primitive man, we must study the soul in its more developed life. Wide as is the interval between the primitive and the later civilized ages, the laws of the psychical activity may be assumed to have been, in both, identical, and we may reflect the rays of intelligence from the study of existing man to that of man in the earliest time. History and philosophy must not then be sundered, and if we must find the clue to lead us through the obscurity of the early time by reflecting upon our own experience, it is also a necessity to study the primitive ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... PREHISTORIC AND HISTORIC DATA, AND THEIR BEARING UPON THE STUDY OF RELIGION. RELIGION, in its essence, can be understood only by...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217726658

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