Religion, Myth, and Custom

from Gifford Lectures on Physical Religion (1890)
  • Jon R. Stone


I was anxious to explain to you in my last lecture how the same source which supplied the ancient world with religious concepts, produced also a number of ideas which cannot claim to be called religious in any sense, least of all in that which we ourselves connect with the name of religion.


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  1. 16.
    See M. Kovalevsky, Tableau des origines et de l’évolution de la famille, 1890, p. 80. He also quotes Geiger, Ostiranische Kultur.Google Scholar
  2. 20.
    R. Manzoni, El-Yemen, Tre Anni nell’ Arabia felice, Roma, 1884, p. 82.Google Scholar

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