An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion

Cover image for

Download


Author: Frank B. Jevons
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,587 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,841
Added to site: 2010.04.04
mnybks.net#: 27232
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
Excerpt

function becomes permanent, remain fetiches and do not become gods. They do not even become "departmental gods," for their powers are to further a man's desires generally. On the other hand, they have personality, even if they have not personal names. Finally, if, as Höffding believes, the word "god" originally meant "he who is worshipped," and gods are worshipped by the community, then fetiches, as they are nowhere worshipped by the community, are in no case gods.

The function of the fetich is anti-social; of the gods, to promote the well-being of the community. To maintain that a god is evolved out of a fetich is to maintain that practices destructive of society have only to be pushed far enough and they will prove the salvation of society . . . 105-137

PRAYER

Prayer is a phenomenon in the history of religion to which the science of religion has devoted but little attention--the reason alleged being that it is so simple and familiar as not to demand detailed study. It may, however

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank B. Jevons - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine
Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
The Bhagavad-Gita
by Anonymous
Jerusalem
by Selma Lagerlof
To My Younger Brethren
by Handley C.G. Moule
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
The Pilgrim's Progress
by John Bunyan

See more popular titles from this genre.