Religion in ancient history : studies in ideas, men, and events / S.G.F. Brandon.


New York : Scribner, [1969] .

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Subjects Alter Orient.
Geschichte.
Histoire ancienne.
Religion.
Description xiv, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
©1969
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-396).
Summary A book on the origin of religion and includes articles based on related interest.
Contents The origin of religion : in theory and archaeology -- "In the beginning" : the Hebrew story of the creation in its contemporary setting -- The personification of death in some ancient religions -- Time as God and devil -- The idea of the soul : the history of man's most fundamental concept, part 1 : in the West -- The idea of the soul : the history of man's most fundamental concept, part 2 : in the East -- The judgment of the dead : the dawn of man's moral consciousness -- Osiris : the royal mortuary god of Egypt -- Akhenaten : the heretic king of Egypt -- The epic of Gilgamesh : a Mesopotamian philosophy of life -- The Jewish philosophy of history -- The book of Job : its significance for the history of religions -- Zarathustra and the dualism of Iran -- Herod the Great : Judaea's most able but most hated king -- The Jesus of history -- The trial of Jesus : the enigma of the first Good Friday -- Pontius Pilate in history and legend -- The fall of Jerusalem A.D. 70 -- The Zealots : the Jewish resistance against Rome A.D. 6-73 -- Josephus : renegade or patriot? -- Saint Paul : the problem figure of primitive Christianity -- The Gnostic problem in early Christianity -- The devil : in faith and history -- Angels : the history of an idea -- B.C. and A.D. : the Christian philosophy of history.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)57678
(OCoLC)ocm00057678
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WorldCat Identities Brandon, S. G. F. 1907-1971.
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