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The Project Gutenberg eBook, History of Religion, by Allan Menzies This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: History of Religion A Sketch of Primitive Religious Beliefs and Practices, and of the Origin and Character of the Great Systems Author: Allan Menzies Release Date: September 2, 2009 [eBook #29893] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HISTORY OF RELIGION*** E-text prepared by Ron Swanson HISTORY OF RELIGION A Sketch of Primitive Religious Beliefs and Practices, and of the Origin and Character of the Great Systems by ALLAN MENZIES, D.D. Professor of Biblical Criticism in the University of St. Andrews Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.--ACTS xv. 18. New York Charles Scribner's Sons 597-599 Fifth Avenue 1917 FIRST EDITION . . . _April_ 1895 SECOND EDITION . . _September_ 1895 _Reprinted_ . . . . _March_ 1897 _Reprinted_ . . . . _June_ 1900 _Reprinted_ . . . . _January_ 1902 _Reprinted_ . . . . _March_ 1903 _Reprinted_ . . . . _October_ 1905 THIRD EDITION . . . _January_ 1908 FOURTH EDITION . . _September_ 1911 _Reprinted_ . . . . _June_ 1914 _Reprinted_ . . . . _October_ 1918 PREFACE This book makes no pretence to be a guide to all the mythologies, or to all the religious practices which have prevailed in the world. It is intended to aid the student who desires to obtain a general idea of comparative religion, by exhibiting the subject as a connected and organic whole, and by indicating the leading points of view from which each of the great systems may best be understood. A certain amount of discussion is employed in order to bring clearly before the reader the great motives and ideas by which the various religions are inspired, and the movements of thought which they present. And the attempt is made to exhibit the great manifestations of human piety in their genealogical connection. The writer has ventured to deal with the religions of the Bible, each in its proper historical place, and trusts that he has not by doing so rendered any disservice either to Christian faith or to the science of religion.
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