Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 243
Publication Date: 1921
This book provides a systematic and logical approach to the origins of religion. Many common themes are shown to exist between Christianity and earlier Pagan religions that go back in time centuries before Christianity itself. Carpenter makes an effort to get to the very roots of religion in this book. He's trying to uncover where our religious concepts first originated, and reveals an evolutionary sequence which starts with phallic and procreative cults as having the earliest known impact. Chapters include, Solar Myths And Christian Festivals, The Symbolism Of The Zodiac, Food And Vegetation Magic, Magicians, Kings And Gods, Pagan Initiations And The Second Birth, The Saviour-God And The Virgin-Mother, and, The Sex-Taboo.