The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study
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The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study

By Jean-Marie Guyau
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Table of Contents
  • THE NON-RELIGION OF THE FUTURE A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • Part First. THE GENESIS OF RELIGIONS IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES.
    • CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS PHYSICS.
    • CHAPTER II. RELIGIOUS METAPHYSICS.
      • I. Animism.
      • II. Providence and Miracles.
      • III. Creation.
    • I. Animism.
    • II. Providence and Miracles.
    • III. Creation.
    • CHAPTER III. RELIGIOUS MORALS.
      • I. The laws which regulate the social relations between gods and men.
      • II. The moral sanction in the society which includes gods and men.
      • III. Worship and religious rites.
      • IV. Subjective worship—Adoration and love.
    • I. The laws which regulate the social relations between gods and men.
    • II. The moral sanction in the society which includes gods and men.
    • III. Worship and religious rites.
    • IV. Subjective worship—Adoration and love.
  • Part Second. THE DISSOLUTION OF RELIGIONS IN EXISTING SOCIETIES.
    • CHAPTER I. DOGMATIC FAITH.
      • I. Narrow dogmatic faith.
      • II. Broad dogmatic faith.
      • III. The dissolution of dogmatic faith in modern society.
    • I. Narrow dogmatic faith.
    • II. Broad dogmatic faith.
    • III. The dissolution of dogmatic faith in modern society.
    • CHAPTER II. SYMBOLIC AND MORAL FAITH.
    • CHAPTER III. DISSOLUTION OF RELIGIOUS MORALITY.
    • CHAPTER IV. RELIGION AND NON-RELIGION AMONG THE PEOPLE.
      • I. Is religious sentiment an innate and imperishable possession of humanity?
      • II. Will the dissolution of religion result in a dissolution of morality among the people?
      • III. Is Protestantism a necessary transition stage between religion and free-thought?
    • I. Is religious sentiment an innate and imperishable possession of humanity?
    • II. Will the dissolution of religion result in a dissolution of morality among the people?
    • III. Is Protestantism a necessary transition stage between religion and free-thought?
    • CHAPTER V. RELIGION AND NON-RELIGION AND THE CHILD.
      • I. Decline of religious education.
      • II. Education provided by the state.
      • III. Education at Home.
    • I. Decline of religious education.
    • II. Education provided by the state.
    • III. Education at Home.
    • CHAPTER VI. RELIGION AND NON-RELIGION AMONG WOMEN.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE EFFECT OF RELIGION AND NON-RELIGION ON POPULATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE RACE.
  • Part Third. NON-RELIGION OF THE FUTURE.
    • CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS INDIVIDUALISM.
      • I. Is a renovation of religion possible?
      • II. Religious anomy and the substitution of doubt for faith.
      • III. Substitution of metaphysical hypotheses for dogma.
    • I. Is a renovation of religion possible?
    • II. Religious anomy and the substitution of doubt for faith.
    • III. Substitution of metaphysical hypotheses for dogma.
    • CHAPTER II. ASSOCIATION. THE PERMANENT ELEMENT OF RELIGIONS IN SOCIAL LIFE.
      • I. Associations for intellectual purposes.
      • II. Associations for moral purposes and moral propagandism.
      • III. Associations for æsthetic purposes—Worship of art and nature.
    • I. Associations for intellectual purposes.
    • II. Associations for moral purposes and moral propagandism.
    • III. Associations for æsthetic purposes—Worship of art and nature.
    • CHAPTER III. THEISM.
      • I. Introduction—Progress of metaphysical hypothesis.
      • II. Theism.
    • I. Introduction—Progress of metaphysical hypothesis.
    • II. Theism.
    • CHAPTER IV. PANTHEISM.
      • I. Optimistic pantheism.
      • II. Pessimistic pantheism.
    • I. Optimistic pantheism.
    • II. Pessimistic pantheism.
    • CHAPTER V. REVIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL METAPHYSICAL HYPOTHESES WHICH WILL REPLACE DOGMA—Concluded. Idealism, Materialism, Monism.
      • I. Idealism.
      • II. Materialism.
      • III. Monism. The Fate of Worlds.
      • IV. The destiny of the human race and the hypothesis of immortality from the point of view of monism.
    • I. Idealism.
    • II. Materialism.
    • III. Monism. The Fate of Worlds.
    • IV. The destiny of the human race and the hypothesis of immortality from the point of view of monism.
  • INDEX.
  • FOOTNOTES
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