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Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

By James Freeman Clarke
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  • Ten Great Religions
    • An Essay in Comparative Theology
    • James Freeman Clarke
      • Preface.
      • Contents.
    • Preface.
    • Contents.
  • Ten Great Religions.
    • Chapter I.
      • Introduction.—Ethnic and Catholic Religions.
        • § 1. Object of the present Work.
        • § 2. Comparative Theology; its Nature, Value, and present Position.
        • § 3. Ethnic Religions. Injustice often done to them by Christian Apologists.
        • § 4. How Ethnic Religions were regarded by Christ and his Apostles.
        • § 5. Comparative Theology will furnish a new Class of Evidences in Support of Christianity.
        • § 6. It will show that, while most of the Religions of the World are Ethnic, or the Religions of Races, Christianity is Catholic, or adapted to become the Religion of all Races.
        • § 7. Comparative Theology will probably show that the Ethnic Religions are one-sided, each containing a Truth of its own, but being defective, wanting some corresponding Truth. Christianity, or the Catholic Religion, is complete on every Side.
        • § 8. Comparative Theology will probably show that Ethnic Religions are arrested, or degenerate, and will come to an End, while the Catholic Religion is capable of a progressive Development.
      • § 1. Object of the present Work.
      • § 2. Comparative Theology; its Nature, Value, and present Position.
      • § 3. Ethnic Religions. Injustice often done to them by Christian Apologists.
      • § 4. How Ethnic Religions were regarded by Christ and his Apostles.
      • § 5. Comparative Theology will furnish a new Class of Evidences in Support of Christianity.
      • § 6. It will show that, while most of the Religions of the World are Ethnic, or the Religions of Races, Christianity is Catholic, or adapted to become the Religion of all Races.
      • § 7. Comparative Theology will probably show that the Ethnic Religions are one-sided, each containing a Truth of its own, but being defective, wanting some corresponding Truth. Christianity, or the Catholic Religion, is complete on every Side.
      • § 8. Comparative Theology will probably show that Ethnic Religions are arrested, or degenerate, and will come to an End, while the Catholic Religion is capable of a progressive Development.
      • Chapter II.
        • Confucius and the Chinese, or the Prose of Asia.
        • § 1. Peculiarities of Chinese Civilization.
        • § 2. Chinese Government based on Education. Civil-Service Examinations.
        • § 3. Life and Character of Confucius.
        • § 4. Philosophy and subsequent Development of Confucianism.
        • § 5. Lao-tse and Tao-ism.
        • § 6. Religious Character of the "Kings."
        • § 7. Confucius and Christianity. Character of the Chinese.
        • § 8. The Tae-ping Insurrection.
        • Note.
      • Confucius and the Chinese, or the Prose of Asia.
      • § 1. Peculiarities of Chinese Civilization.
      • § 2. Chinese Government based on Education. Civil-Service Examinations.
      • § 3. Life and Character of Confucius.
      • § 4. Philosophy and subsequent Development of Confucianism.
      • § 5. Lao-tse and Tao-ism.
      • § 6. Religious Character of the "Kings."
      • § 7. Confucius and Christianity. Character of the Chinese.
      • § 8. The Tae-ping Insurrection.
      • Note.
      • Chapter III.
        • Brahmanism.
        • § 1. Our Knowledge of Brahmanism. Sir William Jones.
        • § 2. Difficulty of this Study. The Complexity of the System. The Hindoos have no History. Their Ultra-Spiritualism.
        • § 3. Helps from Comparative Philology. The Aryans in Central Asia.
        • § 4. The Aryans in India. The Native Races. The Vedic Age. Theology of the Vedas.
        • § 5. Second Period. Laws of Manu. The Brahmanic Age.
        • § 6. The Three Hindoo Systems of Philosophy,—Sánkhya, Vedanta, and Nyasa.
        • § 7. Origin of the Hindoo Triad.
        • § 8. The Epics, the Puranas, and modern Hindoo Worship.
        • § 9. Relation of Brahmanism to Christianity.
      • Brahmanism.
      • § 1. Our Knowledge of Brahmanism. Sir William Jones.
      • § 2. Difficulty of this Study. The Complexity of the System. The Hindoos have no History. Their Ultra-Spiritualism.
      • § 3. Helps from Comparative Philology. The Aryans in Central Asia.
      • § 4. The Aryans in India. The Native Races. The Vedic Age. Theology of the Vedas.
      • § 5. Second Period. Laws of Manu. The Brahmanic Age.
      • § 6. The Three Hindoo Systems of Philosophy,—Sánkhya, Vedanta, and Nyasa.
      • § 7. Origin of the Hindoo Triad.
      • § 8. The Epics, the Puranas, and modern Hindoo Worship.
      • § 9. Relation of Brahmanism to Christianity.
      • Chapter IV.
        • Buddhism, or the Protestantism of the East.
        • § 1. Buddhism, in its Forms, resembles Romanism; in its Spirit, Protestantism.
        • § 2. Extent of Buddhism. Its Scriptures.
        • § 3. Sakya-muni, the Founder of Buddhism.
        • § 4. Leading Doctrines of Buddhism.
        • § 5. The Spirit of Buddhism Rational and Humane.
        • § 6. Buddhism as a Religion.
        • § 7. Karma and Nirvana.
        • § 8. Good and Evil of Buddhism.
        • § 9. Relation of Buddhism to Christianity.
      • Buddhism, or the Protestantism of the East.
      • § 1. Buddhism, in its Forms, resembles Romanism; in its Spirit, Protestantism.
      • § 2. Extent of Buddhism. Its Scriptures.
      • § 3. Sakya-muni, the Founder of Buddhism.
      • § 4. Leading Doctrines of Buddhism.
      • § 5. The Spirit of Buddhism Rational and Humane.
      • § 6. Buddhism as a Religion.
      • § 7. Karma and Nirvana.
      • § 8. Good and Evil of Buddhism.
      • § 9. Relation of Buddhism to Christianity.
      • Chapter V.
        • Zoroaster and the Zend Avesta.
        • § 1. Ruins of the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis.
        • § 2. Greek Accounts of Zoroaster. Plutarch's Description of his Religion.
        • § 3. Anquetil du Perron and his Discovery of the Zend Avesta.
        • § 4. Epoch of Zoroaster. What do we know of him?
        • § 5. Spirit of Zoroaster and of his Religion
        • § 6. Character of the Zend Avesta.
        • § 7. Later Development of the System in the Bundehesch.
        • § 8. Relation of the Religion of the Zend Avesta to that of the Vedas.
        • § 9. Is Monotheism or pure Dualism the Doctrine of the Zend Avesta?
        • § 10. Relation of this System to Christianity. The Kingdom of Heaven.
      • Zoroaster and the Zend Avesta.
      • § 1. Ruins of the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis.
      • § 2. Greek Accounts of Zoroaster. Plutarch's Description of his Religion.
      • § 3. Anquetil du Perron and his Discovery of the Zend Avesta.
      • § 4. Epoch of Zoroaster. What do we know of him?
      • § 5. Spirit of Zoroaster and of his Religion
      • § 6. Character of the Zend Avesta.
      • § 7. Later Development of the System in the Bundehesch.
      • § 8. Relation of the Religion of the Zend Avesta to that of the Vedas.
      • § 9. Is Monotheism or pure Dualism the Doctrine of the Zend Avesta?
      • § 10. Relation of this System to Christianity. The Kingdom of Heaven.
      • Chapter VI.
        • The Gods of Egypt.
        • § 1. Antiquity and Extent of Egyptian Civilization.
        • § 2. Religious Character of the Egyptians. Their Ritual.
        • § 3. Theology of Egypt. Sources of our Knowledge concerning it.
        • § 4. Central Idea of Egyptian Theology and Religion. Animal Worship.
        • § 5. Sources of Egyptian Theology. Age of the Empire and Affinities of the Race.
        • § 6. The Three Orders of Gods.
        • § 7. Influence of Egypt on Judaism and Christianity.
      • The Gods of Egypt.
      • § 1. Antiquity and Extent of Egyptian Civilization.
      • § 2. Religious Character of the Egyptians. Their Ritual.
      • § 3. Theology of Egypt. Sources of our Knowledge concerning it.
      • § 4. Central Idea of Egyptian Theology and Religion. Animal Worship.
      • § 5. Sources of Egyptian Theology. Age of the Empire and Affinities of the Race.
      • § 6. The Three Orders of Gods.
      • § 7. Influence of Egypt on Judaism and Christianity.
      • Chapter VII.
        • The Gods of Greece.
        • § 1. The Land and the Race.
        • § 2. Idea and General Character of Greek Religion.
        • § 3. The Gods of Greece before Homer.
        • § 4. The Gods of the Poets.
        • § 5. The Gods of the Artists.
        • § 6. The Gods of the Philosophers.
        • § 7. The Worship of Greece.
        • § 8. The Mysteries. Orphism.
        • § 9. Relation of Greek Religion to Christianity.
      • The Gods of Greece.
      • § 1. The Land and the Race.
      • § 2. Idea and General Character of Greek Religion.
      • § 3. The Gods of Greece before Homer.
      • § 4. The Gods of the Poets.
      • § 5. The Gods of the Artists.
      • § 6. The Gods of the Philosophers.
      • § 7. The Worship of Greece.
      • § 8. The Mysteries. Orphism.
      • § 9. Relation of Greek Religion to Christianity.
      • Chapter VIII.
        • The Religion of Rome.
        • § 1. Origin and essential Character of the Religion of Rome.
        • § 2. The Gods of Rome.
        • § 3. Worship and Ritual.
        • § 4. The Decay of the Roman Religion.
        • § 5. Relation of the Roman Religion to Christianity.
      • The Religion of Rome.
      • § 1. Origin and essential Character of the Religion of Rome.
      • § 2. The Gods of Rome.
      • § 3. Worship and Ritual.
      • § 4. The Decay of the Roman Religion.
      • § 5. Relation of the Roman Religion to Christianity.
      • Chapter IX.
        • The Teutonic and Scandinavian Religion.
        • § 1. The Land and the Race.
        • § 2. Idea of the Scandinavian Religion.
        • § 3. The Eddas and their Contents.
        • § 4. The Gods of Scandinavia.
        • § 5. Resemblance of the Scandinavian Mythology to that of Zoroaster.
        • § 6. Scandinavian Worship.
        • § 7. Social Character, Maritime Discoveries, and Political Institutions of the Scandinavians.
        • § 8. Relation of this System to Christianity.
      • The Teutonic and Scandinavian Religion.
      • § 1. The Land and the Race.
      • § 2. Idea of the Scandinavian Religion.
      • § 3. The Eddas and their Contents.
      • § 4. The Gods of Scandinavia.
      • § 5. Resemblance of the Scandinavian Mythology to that of Zoroaster.
      • § 6. Scandinavian Worship.
      • § 7. Social Character, Maritime Discoveries, and Political Institutions of the Scandinavians.
      • § 8. Relation of this System to Christianity.
      • Chapter X.
        • The Jewish Religion.
        • § 1. Palestine, and the Semitic Races.
        • § 2. Abraham; or, Judaism as the family Worship of a Supreme Being.
        • § 3. Moses; or, Judaism as the national Worship of a just and holy King.
        • § 4. David; or, Judaism as the personal Worship of a Father and friend.
        • § 5. Solomon; or, the Religious Relapse.
        • Proverbs Having a Semi-christian Character.
        • Proverbs Showing Shrewdness of Observation.
        • Proverbs Wittily Expressed.
        • § 6. The Prophets; or, Judaism as the Hope of a spiritual and universal Kingdom of God.
        • § 7. Judaism as a Preparation for Christianity.
      • The Jewish Religion.
      • § 1. Palestine, and the Semitic Races.
      • § 2. Abraham; or, Judaism as the family Worship of a Supreme Being.
      • § 3. Moses; or, Judaism as the national Worship of a just and holy King.
      • § 4. David; or, Judaism as the personal Worship of a Father and friend.
      • § 5. Solomon; or, the Religious Relapse.
      • Proverbs Having a Semi-christian Character.
      • Proverbs Showing Shrewdness of Observation.
      • Proverbs Wittily Expressed.
      • § 6. The Prophets; or, Judaism as the Hope of a spiritual and universal Kingdom of God.
      • § 7. Judaism as a Preparation for Christianity.
      • Chapter XI.
        • Mohammed and Islam.
        • § 1. Recent Works on the Life of Mohammed.
        • § 2. The Arabs and Arabia.
        • § 3. Early Life of Mohammed, to the Hegira.
        • § 4. Change in the Character of Mohammed after the Hegira.
        • § 5. Religious Doctrines and Practices among the Mohammedans.
        • § 6. The Criticism of Mr. Palgrave on Mohammedan Theology.
        • § 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization.
        • Note to the Chapter on Mohammed.
      • Mohammed and Islam.
      • § 1. Recent Works on the Life of Mohammed.
      • § 2. The Arabs and Arabia.
      • § 3. Early Life of Mohammed, to the Hegira.
      • § 4. Change in the Character of Mohammed after the Hegira.
      • § 5. Religious Doctrines and Practices among the Mohammedans.
      • § 6. The Criticism of Mr. Palgrave on Mohammedan Theology.
      • § 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization.
      • Note to the Chapter on Mohammed.
      • Chapter XII.
        • The Ten Religions and Christianity.
        • § 1. General Results of this Survey.
        • § 2. Christianity a Pleroma, or Fulness of Life.
        • § 3. Christianity, as a Pleroma, compared with Brahmanism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
        • § 4. Christianity compared with the Avesta and the Eddas. The Duad in all Religions.
        • § 5. Christianity and the Religions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
        • § 6. Christianity in Relation to Judaism and Mohammedanism. The Monad in all Religions.
        • § 7. The Fulness of Christianity is derived from the Life of Jesus.
        • § 8. Christianity as a Religion of Progress and of Universal Unity.
      • The Ten Religions and Christianity.
      • § 1. General Results of this Survey.
      • § 2. Christianity a Pleroma, or Fulness of Life.
      • § 3. Christianity, as a Pleroma, compared with Brahmanism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
      • § 4. Christianity compared with the Avesta and the Eddas. The Duad in all Religions.
      • § 5. Christianity and the Religions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
      • § 6. Christianity in Relation to Judaism and Mohammedanism. The Monad in all Religions.
      • § 7. The Fulness of Christianity is derived from the Life of Jesus.
      • § 8. Christianity as a Religion of Progress and of Universal Unity.
      • Index of the Principal Authors Consulted in the Preparation of this Work.
      • Index of Subjects Treated in this Work.
      • A.
      • B.
      • C.
      • D.
      • E.
      • F.
      • G.
      • H.
      • I.
      • J.
      • K.
      • L.
      • M.
      • N.
      • O.
      • P.
      • R.
      • S.
      • T.
      • U.
      • V.
      • W.
      • Z.
      • The End.
    • Introduction.—Ethnic and Catholic Religions.
      • § 1. Object of the present Work.
      • § 2. Comparative Theology; its Nature, Value, and present Position.
      • § 3. Ethnic Religions. Injustice often done to them by Christian Apologists.
      • § 4. How Ethnic Religions were regarded by Christ and his Apostles.
      • § 5. Comparative Theology will furnish a new Class of Evidences in Support of Christianity.
      • § 6. It will show that, while most of the Religions of the World are Ethnic, or the Religions of Races, Christianity is Catholic, or adapted to become the Religion of all Races.
      • § 7. Comparative Theology will probably show that the Ethnic Religions are one-sided, each containing a Truth of its own, but being defective, wanting some corresponding Truth. Christianity, or the Catholic Religion, is complete on every Side.
      • § 8. Comparative Theology will probably show that Ethnic Religions are arrested, or degenerate, and will come to an End, while the Catholic Religion is capable of a progressive Development.
    • § 1. Object of the present Work.
    • § 2. Comparative Theology; its Nature, Value, and present Position.
    • § 3. Ethnic Religions. Injustice often done to them by Christian Apologists.
    • § 4. How Ethnic Religions were regarded by Christ and his Apostles.
    • § 5. Comparative Theology will furnish a new Class of Evidences in Support of Christianity.
    • § 6. It will show that, while most of the Religions of the World are Ethnic, or the Religions of Races, Christianity is Catholic, or adapted to become the Religion of all Races.
    • § 7. Comparative Theology will probably show that the Ethnic Religions are one-sided, each containing a Truth of its own, but being defective, wanting some corresponding Truth. Christianity, or the Catholic Religion, is complete on every Side.
    • § 8. Comparative Theology will probably show that Ethnic Religions are arrested, or degenerate, and will come to an End, while the Catholic Religion is capable of a progressive Development.
    • Chapter II.
      • Confucius and the Chinese, or the Prose of Asia.
      • § 1. Peculiarities of Chinese Civilization.
      • § 2. Chinese Government based on Education. Civil-Service Examinations.
      • § 3. Life and Character of Confucius.
      • § 4. Philosophy and subsequent Development of Confucianism.
      • § 5. Lao-tse and Tao-ism.
      • § 6. Religious Character of the "Kings."
      • § 7. Confucius and Christianity. Character of the Chinese.
      • § 8. The Tae-ping Insurrection.
      • Note.
    • Confucius and the Chinese, or the Prose of Asia.
    • § 1. Peculiarities of Chinese Civilization.
    • § 2. Chinese Government based on Education. Civil-Service Examinations.
    • § 3. Life and Character of Confucius.
    • § 4. Philosophy and subsequent Development of Confucianism.
    • § 5. Lao-tse and Tao-ism.
    • § 6. Religious Character of the "Kings."
    • § 7. Confucius and Christianity. Character of the Chinese.
    • § 8. The Tae-ping Insurrection.
    • Note.
    • Chapter III.
      • Brahmanism.
      • § 1. Our Knowledge of Brahmanism. Sir William Jones.
      • § 2. Difficulty of this Study. The Complexity of the System. The Hindoos have no History. Their Ultra-Spiritualism.
      • § 3. Helps from Comparative Philology. The Aryans in Central Asia.
      • § 4. The Aryans in India. The Native Races. The Vedic Age. Theology of the Vedas.
      • § 5. Second Period. Laws of Manu. The Brahmanic Age.
      • § 6. The Three Hindoo Systems of Philosophy,—Sánkhya, Vedanta, and Nyasa.
      • § 7. Origin of the Hindoo Triad.
      • § 8. The Epics, the Puranas, and modern Hindoo Worship.
      • § 9. Relation of Brahmanism to Christianity.
    • Brahmanism.
    • § 1. Our Knowledge of Brahmanism. Sir William Jones.
    • § 2. Difficulty of this Study. The Complexity of the System. The Hindoos have no History. Their Ultra-Spiritualism.
    • § 3. Helps from Comparative Philology. The Aryans in Central Asia.
    • § 4. The Aryans in India. The Native Races. The Vedic Age. Theology of the Vedas.
    • § 5. Second Period. Laws of Manu. The Brahmanic Age.
    • § 6. The Three Hindoo Systems of Philosophy,—Sánkhya, Vedanta, and Nyasa.
    • § 7. Origin of the Hindoo Triad.
    • § 8. The Epics, the Puranas, and modern Hindoo Worship.
    • § 9. Relation of Brahmanism to Christianity.
    • Chapter IV.
      • Buddhism, or the Protestantism of the East.
      • § 1. Buddhism, in its Forms, resembles Romanism; in its Spirit, Protestantism.
      • § 2. Extent of Buddhism. Its Scriptures.
      • § 3. Sakya-muni, the Founder of Buddhism.
      • § 4. Leading Doctrines of Buddhism.
      • § 5. The Spirit of Buddhism Rational and Humane.
      • § 6. Buddhism as a Religion.
      • § 7. Karma and Nirvana.
      • § 8. Good and Evil of Buddhism.
      • § 9. Relation of Buddhism to Christianity.
    • Buddhism, or the Protestantism of the East.
    • § 1. Buddhism, in its Forms, resembles Romanism; in its Spirit, Protestantism.
    • § 2. Extent of Buddhism. Its Scriptures.
    • § 3. Sakya-muni, the Founder of Buddhism.
    • § 4. Leading Doctrines of Buddhism.
    • § 5. The Spirit of Buddhism Rational and Humane.
    • § 6. Buddhism as a Religion.
    • § 7. Karma and Nirvana.
    • § 8. Good and Evil of Buddhism.
    • § 9. Relation of Buddhism to Christianity.
    • Chapter V.
      • Zoroaster and the Zend Avesta.
      • § 1. Ruins of the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis.
      • § 2. Greek Accounts of Zoroaster. Plutarch's Description of his Religion.
      • § 3. Anquetil du Perron and his Discovery of the Zend Avesta.
      • § 4. Epoch of Zoroaster. What do we know of him?
      • § 5. Spirit of Zoroaster and of his Religion
      • § 6. Character of the Zend Avesta.
      • § 7. Later Development of the System in the Bundehesch.
      • § 8. Relation of the Religion of the Zend Avesta to that of the Vedas.
      • § 9. Is Monotheism or pure Dualism the Doctrine of the Zend Avesta?
      • § 10. Relation of this System to Christianity. The Kingdom of Heaven.
    • Zoroaster and the Zend Avesta.
    • § 1. Ruins of the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis.
    • § 2. Greek Accounts of Zoroaster. Plutarch's Description of his Religion.
    • § 3. Anquetil du Perron and his Discovery of the Zend Avesta.
    • § 4. Epoch of Zoroaster. What do we know of him?
    • § 5. Spirit of Zoroaster and of his Religion
    • § 6. Character of the Zend Avesta.
    • § 7. Later Development of the System in the Bundehesch.
    • § 8. Relation of the Religion of the Zend Avesta to that of the Vedas.
    • § 9. Is Monotheism or pure Dualism the Doctrine of the Zend Avesta?
    • § 10. Relation of this System to Christianity. The Kingdom of Heaven.
    • Chapter VI.
      • The Gods of Egypt.
      • § 1. Antiquity and Extent of Egyptian Civilization.
      • § 2. Religious Character of the Egyptians. Their Ritual.
      • § 3. Theology of Egypt. Sources of our Knowledge concerning it.
      • § 4. Central Idea of Egyptian Theology and Religion. Animal Worship.
      • § 5. Sources of Egyptian Theology. Age of the Empire and Affinities of the Race.
      • § 6. The Three Orders of Gods.
      • § 7. Influence of Egypt on Judaism and Christianity.
    • The Gods of Egypt.
    • § 1. Antiquity and Extent of Egyptian Civilization.
    • § 2. Religious Character of the Egyptians. Their Ritual.
    • § 3. Theology of Egypt. Sources of our Knowledge concerning it.
    • § 4. Central Idea of Egyptian Theology and Religion. Animal Worship.
    • § 5. Sources of Egyptian Theology. Age of the Empire and Affinities of the Race.
    • § 6. The Three Orders of Gods.
    • § 7. Influence of Egypt on Judaism and Christianity.
    • Chapter VII.
      • The Gods of Greece.
      • § 1. The Land and the Race.
      • § 2. Idea and General Character of Greek Religion.
      • § 3. The Gods of Greece before Homer.
      • § 4. The Gods of the Poets.
      • § 5. The Gods of the Artists.
      • § 6. The Gods of the Philosophers.
      • § 7. The Worship of Greece.
      • § 8. The Mysteries. Orphism.
      • § 9. Relation of Greek Religion to Christianity.
    • The Gods of Greece.
    • § 1. The Land and the Race.
    • § 2. Idea and General Character of Greek Religion.
    • § 3. The Gods of Greece before Homer.
    • § 4. The Gods of the Poets.
    • § 5. The Gods of the Artists.
    • § 6. The Gods of the Philosophers.
    • § 7. The Worship of Greece.
    • § 8. The Mysteries. Orphism.
    • § 9. Relation of Greek Religion to Christianity.
    • Chapter VIII.
      • The Religion of Rome.
      • § 1. Origin and essential Character of the Religion of Rome.
      • § 2. The Gods of Rome.
      • § 3. Worship and Ritual.
      • § 4. The Decay of the Roman Religion.
      • § 5. Relation of the Roman Religion to Christianity.
    • The Religion of Rome.
    • § 1. Origin and essential Character of the Religion of Rome.
    • § 2. The Gods of Rome.
    • § 3. Worship and Ritual.
    • § 4. The Decay of the Roman Religion.
    • § 5. Relation of the Roman Religion to Christianity.
    • Chapter IX.
      • The Teutonic and Scandinavian Religion.
      • § 1. The Land and the Race.
      • § 2. Idea of the Scandinavian Religion.
      • § 3. The Eddas and their Contents.
      • § 4. The Gods of Scandinavia.
      • § 5. Resemblance of the Scandinavian Mythology to that of Zoroaster.
      • § 6. Scandinavian Worship.
      • § 7. Social Character, Maritime Discoveries, and Political Institutions of the Scandinavians.
      • § 8. Relation of this System to Christianity.
    • The Teutonic and Scandinavian Religion.
    • § 1. The Land and the Race.
    • § 2. Idea of the Scandinavian Religion.
    • § 3. The Eddas and their Contents.
    • § 4. The Gods of Scandinavia.
    • § 5. Resemblance of the Scandinavian Mythology to that of Zoroaster.
    • § 6. Scandinavian Worship.
    • § 7. Social Character, Maritime Discoveries, and Political Institutions of the Scandinavians.
    • § 8. Relation of this System to Christianity.
    • Chapter X.
      • The Jewish Religion.
      • § 1. Palestine, and the Semitic Races.
      • § 2. Abraham; or, Judaism as the family Worship of a Supreme Being.
      • § 3. Moses; or, Judaism as the national Worship of a just and holy King.
      • § 4. David; or, Judaism as the personal Worship of a Father and friend.
      • § 5. Solomon; or, the Religious Relapse.
      • Proverbs Having a Semi-christian Character.
      • Proverbs Showing Shrewdness of Observation.
      • Proverbs Wittily Expressed.
      • § 6. The Prophets; or, Judaism as the Hope of a spiritual and universal Kingdom of God.
      • § 7. Judaism as a Preparation for Christianity.
    • The Jewish Religion.
    • § 1. Palestine, and the Semitic Races.
    • § 2. Abraham; or, Judaism as the family Worship of a Supreme Being.
    • § 3. Moses; or, Judaism as the national Worship of a just and holy King.
    • § 4. David; or, Judaism as the personal Worship of a Father and friend.
    • § 5. Solomon; or, the Religious Relapse.
    • Proverbs Having a Semi-christian Character.
    • Proverbs Showing Shrewdness of Observation.
    • Proverbs Wittily Expressed.
    • § 6. The Prophets; or, Judaism as the Hope of a spiritual and universal Kingdom of God.
    • § 7. Judaism as a Preparation for Christianity.
    • Chapter XI.
      • Mohammed and Islam.
      • § 1. Recent Works on the Life of Mohammed.
      • § 2. The Arabs and Arabia.
      • § 3. Early Life of Mohammed, to the Hegira.
      • § 4. Change in the Character of Mohammed after the Hegira.
      • § 5. Religious Doctrines and Practices among the Mohammedans.
      • § 6. The Criticism of Mr. Palgrave on Mohammedan Theology.
      • § 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization.
      • Note to the Chapter on Mohammed.
    • Mohammed and Islam.
    • § 1. Recent Works on the Life of Mohammed.
    • § 2. The Arabs and Arabia.
    • § 3. Early Life of Mohammed, to the Hegira.
    • § 4. Change in the Character of Mohammed after the Hegira.
    • § 5. Religious Doctrines and Practices among the Mohammedans.
    • § 6. The Criticism of Mr. Palgrave on Mohammedan Theology.
    • § 7. Mohammedanism a Relapse; the worst Form of Monotheism, and a retarding Element in Civilization.
    • Note to the Chapter on Mohammed.
    • Chapter XII.
      • The Ten Religions and Christianity.
      • § 1. General Results of this Survey.
      • § 2. Christianity a Pleroma, or Fulness of Life.
      • § 3. Christianity, as a Pleroma, compared with Brahmanism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
      • § 4. Christianity compared with the Avesta and the Eddas. The Duad in all Religions.
      • § 5. Christianity and the Religions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
      • § 6. Christianity in Relation to Judaism and Mohammedanism. The Monad in all Religions.
      • § 7. The Fulness of Christianity is derived from the Life of Jesus.
      • § 8. Christianity as a Religion of Progress and of Universal Unity.
    • The Ten Religions and Christianity.
    • § 1. General Results of this Survey.
    • § 2. Christianity a Pleroma, or Fulness of Life.
    • § 3. Christianity, as a Pleroma, compared with Brahmanism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
    • § 4. Christianity compared with the Avesta and the Eddas. The Duad in all Religions.
    • § 5. Christianity and the Religions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
    • § 6. Christianity in Relation to Judaism and Mohammedanism. The Monad in all Religions.
    • § 7. The Fulness of Christianity is derived from the Life of Jesus.
    • § 8. Christianity as a Religion of Progress and of Universal Unity.
    • Index of the Principal Authors Consulted in the Preparation of this Work.
    • Index of Subjects Treated in this Work.
    • A.
    • B.
    • C.
    • D.
    • E.
    • F.
    • G.
    • H.
    • I.
    • J.
    • K.
    • L.
    • M.
    • N.
    • O.
    • P.
    • R.
    • S.
    • T.
    • U.
    • V.
    • W.
    • Z.
    • The End.
    • Footnotes
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