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Religion of Numa: The Religion of Ancient Rome By Jesse Benedict Carter
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Religion of Numa: The Religion of Ancient Rome By Jesse Benedict Carter
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Religion of Numa: The Religion of Ancient Rome by Jesse Benedict Carter
Religions of Ancient China (Illustrated) By Herbert A. Giles
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This is a small historical work on ancient Chinese religions and cults – their formation, development and maturity. This is an illustrated version of the original work.
Religion of the Ancient Celts By J A Macculloch
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To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand. Other old faiths, of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, are known to us. But in their... More > case liturgies, myths, theogonies, theologies, and the accessories of cult, remain to yield their report of the outward form of human belief and aspiration. How scanty, on the other hand, are the records of Celtic religion! The bygone faith of a people who have inspired the world with noble dreams must be constructed painfully, and often in fear and trembling, out of fragmentary and, in many cases, transformed remains.We have the surface observations of classical observers, dedications in the Romano-Celtic area to gods mostly assimilated to the gods of the conquerors, figured monuments mainly of the same period, coins, symbols, place and personal names. For the Irish Celts there is a mass of written material found mainly in eleventh and twelfth century MSS.< Less
RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT CHINA By HERBERT A. GILES, M.A., LL.D
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God the Father, Earth the Mother.--The Yellow Emperor was followed by the Emperor Shao Hao, B.C. 2598-2514, "who instituted the music of the Great Abyss in order to bring spirits and men into... More > harmony." Then came the Emperor Chuan Hsu, B.C. 2514-2436, of whom it is said that he appointed an officer "to preside over the worship of God and Earth, in order to form a link between the spirits and man," and also "caused music to be played for the enjoyment of God." Music, by the way, is said to have been introduced into worship in imitation of thunder, and was therefore supposed to be pleasing to the Almighty. After him followed the Emperor Ti K'u, B.C. 2436-2366, who dabbled in astronomy, and "came to a knowledge of spiritual beings, which he respectfully worshipped."< Less
RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT CHINA By HERBERT A. GILES, M.A., LL.D
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God the Father, Earth the Mother.--The Yellow Emperor was followed by the Emperor Shao Hao, B.C. 2598-2514, "who instituted the music of the Great Abyss in order to bring spirits and men into... More > harmony." Then came the Emperor Chuan Hsu, B.C. 2514-2436, of whom it is said that he appointed an officer "to preside over the worship of God and Earth, in order to form a link between the spirits and man," and also "caused music to be played for the enjoyment of God." Music, by the way, is said to have been introduced into worship in imitation of thunder, and was therefore supposed to be pleasing to the Almighty. After him followed the Emperor Ti K'u, B.C. 2436-2366, who dabbled in astronomy, and "came to a knowledge of spiritual beings, which he respectfully worshipped."< Less
The Religion of Ancient Egypt By W. M. Flinders Petrie
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A marvelous overview of the main gods, goddesses, religious practices, and belief systems of ancient Egypt, prepared by England’s foremost Egyptologist and expert on Middle Eastern... More > antiquity. Starting with an analysis of the nature of the Egyptian gods, Flinders Petrie sketches the broad philosophical background to the belief system of ancient Egypt, revealing precisely how those people viewed life, the afterlife, and the influence of gods in their day-to-day activities. He then moves on to discuss the various gods—the animal-headed, the human, the cosmic, the abstract, and even the foreign deities introduced into Egypt. Finally, he reviews the main points of the sacred texts, individual worship, and the lasting influence of the ancient Egyptian belief systems in other cultures. A masterpiece of cultural history which has stood the test of time and become a classic in its own right.< Less
The Religion of Ancient Egypt By W. M. Flinders Petrie
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A marvelous overview of the main gods, goddesses, religious practices, and belief systems of ancient Egypt, prepared by England’s foremost Egyptologist and expert on Middle Eastern... More > antiquity. Starting with an analysis of the nature of the Egyptian gods, Flinders Petrie sketches the broad philosophical background to the belief system of ancient Egypt, revealing precisely how those people viewed life, the afterlife, and the influence of gods in their day-to-day activities. He then moves on to discuss the various gods—the animal-headed, the human, the cosmic, the abstract, and even the foreign deities introduced into Egypt. Finally, he reviews the main points of the sacred texts, individual worship, and the lasting influence of the ancient Egyptian belief systems in other cultures. A masterpiece of cultural history which has stood the test of time and become a classic in its own right.< Less
Religion and Art in Ancient Greece By Ernest Arthur Gardner
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The Ancient Religions and Beliefs of Ethiopia By Gary R. Varner
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One of the most ancient nations in the world, Ethiopia is a magnificent and diverse society attempting to hold on to its traditional ways in an ever changing world. The first nation to accept... More > Christianity in the 4th century, indigenous religions and practices have been able to survive in a symbiotic relationship with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church mixing pagan beliefs and ways with the dominate Christian religion. Today, however, due to the missionary efforts of both the Evangelical Christian and Muslim factions only a small percentage of Ethiopian peoples still observe their traditional ways and beliefs. The Evil Eye and spirit possession continue to exist across the Ethiopian scene in a fascinating mixture of the ancient and modern worlds.< Less