Outlines Of The History Of Religion; To The Spread Of The Universal Religions

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCornelis Petrus Tiele

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... situdes and metamorphoses (the history of religions); its aim is to show how religion, considered generally as the relation between man and the superhuman powers in which he believes, has developed in the course of ages among different nations and races, and, through these, in humanity at large. The definition of religion as the relation between man and the superhuman powers in which he believes is by no means philosophical, and leaves unanswered the question of the essence of religion. The powers are designedly not described as supersensual, as visible deities would thus be excluded. They are superhuman, not always in reality, but in the estimation of their worshippers. 2. The hypothesis of development, from which the history of religion sets out, does not determine whether all religions were derived from one single prehistoric religion, or whether different families of religions sprang from as many separate forms, related in ideas, but independent in origin--a process which is not improbable. But its fundamental principle is that all changes and transformations in religions, whether they appear from a subjective point of view to indicate decay or progress, are the results of natural growth, and find in it their best explanation. The history of religion unfolds the method in which this development is determined by the character of nations and races, as well as by the influence of the circumstances surrounding them, and of special individuals, and it exhibits the established laws by which this development is controlled. Thus conceived, it is really history, and not a morphologic arrangement of religions, based on an arbitrary standard. Compare J. I. Doedes, Be Toepassing van de Ontwikkelingstheorie niet aantébevelen voor de Geschiedenis der Godsdiens...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... situdes and metamorphoses (the history of religions); its aim is to show how religion, considered generally as the relation be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267270

ISBN - 13:9780217267274

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