The Gods Of Man Gods Of Nature God Of War

Author : Gary R. Varner
ISBN : 9781435703315
Genre : Religion
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Today the majority of humankind worships a single God. Although this God is said to be all loving and wanting peace for his worshippers there is very little peace among the three religions based on common theology. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all foster hatred for one another, causing millions of deaths and untold suffering for hundreds of years.This book explores the mythic, historical, and archaeological record to illustrate the history of these conflicts. The Gods of Man also looks at how monotheism eventually dominated and destroyed the ancient and peaceful goddess traditions that had existed for thousands of years before. Is the God of today simply used to enforce government edicts, justify war and to control society?Gary R. Varner has written several articles and books on ancient religions, folklore and mythology. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.
Category: Religion

The Gods Of Greece And Rome

Author : Talfourd Ely
ISBN : 9780486120348
Genre : Social Science
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The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.
Category: Social Science

Mythology For Storytellers

Author : Howard J Sherman
ISBN : 9781317464181
Genre : Education
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Mythology has existed in some form in every human society that has left records. This collection of myths begins with a 16-page introductory essay on the definition of mythology.
Category: Education


Author : Grant Hess
ISBN : 0787313815
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(1928) Religion is a system of faith & worship. it is the mode of worship of different tribes, nations, or communities, & is the conscious growth of generations. Mythology is the science which treats of myths that deal with the action of the gods or of.

Dictionary Of Nature Myths

Author : Tamra Andrews
ISBN : 9780195136777
Genre : Social Science
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Comprehensive and cross-referenced, this informative volume is a rich introduction to the world of nature as experienced by ancient peoples around the globe. 51 halftones.
Category: Social Science

Out Of God S Closet

Author : Stephen Frederick Uhl
ISBN : 0979316901
Genre : Psychology
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SUPERANNO This book quickly shows the author's development from faithful Catholic priest to atheist psychologist who continues teaching The Golden Rule. Then the author discusses why most people believe in God and how superstitious religions divide society. Nevertheless readers are urged to be patient with all in our pluralistic society, since everyone unlearns childhood superstitions at his/her own insightful pace. Readers get ammunition to face "the biggest elephant in the room" in today's sectarian world.
Category: Psychology

Myths And Symbols

Author : Stephen D. Peet
ISBN : 9783849620080
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Dr. Peet is well known as a writer on American antiquities. He has gathered together from a great variety of sources much interesting and impressive material in regard to the religions of the aboriginal inhabitants of our country. It will be a surprise to the average reader as he peruses these interesting pages to see how elaborate was the religious belief and worship of the untutored races that preceded the era of civilization in America. There is much material in the book upon which to base theories as to the origin of the aboriginal inhabitants of the continent. There is poetic and romantic suggestion in abundance. The student of ethnology or of natural history or of theology and even the merely curious reader will find the book one of great interest. We can but admire the learning of the author, and his diligence in research. Contents: Introduction. Chapter I. Races And Religions In America. Chapter II. Totemism And Mythology. Chapter III. The Serpent Symbol In America. Chapter IV. The Serpent Symbol In America. (Continued. ) Chapter V. Animal Worship And Sun Worship Compared. Chapter VI. American Astrology Or Sky Worship. Chapter VII. The Pyramid In America. Chapter VIII. The Cross In America. Chapter IX. Phallic Worship And Fire Worship In America. Chapter X. The Water Cult And The Deluge Myth. Chapter XI. Transformation Myths. Chapter XII. The Worship Of The Rain God. Chapter XIII. Ethnographic Religions And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XIII — Continued. Anthropomorphic And Mountain Divinities. Chapter XIV. Commemorative Columns And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XV. Personal Divinities And Culture Heroes. Chapter XVI. Culture Heroes And Deified Kings. Chapter XVII. Personal Divinities And Nature Powers In America.

The Leap Of Human Thought

Author : W. Scott Morton
ISBN : 9781450046138
Genre : Philosophy
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Many books have been written on philosophies and religions in the East and the West. I wanted to offer something of an overview, brief and easily understood; so I chose dialogue form, between a retired professor and an ordinary student. The study had also to be compressed within reasonable limits; and to my delight I realized that the lives of many great thinkers were to be found in the narrow compass of only 600 years, namely 800-200 B.C.E., known as the Axial Age. This period covered the lives of the Hebrew prophets, Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius, the early figures in Daoism, and the leading Greeks.
Category: Philosophy

Old Testament Theology

Author : Ludwig Koehler
ISBN : 0227172272
Genre : Religion
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This outstanding work of biblical theology, long prized by scholars, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of the concepts of the Old Testament. Arranged under the classic heading of God, Man and Salvation, it offers explanation for the key Hebrew terms of theological importance. It is an invaluable piece of work for anyone interested in the Old Testament.
Category: Religion