On False Analogies in Comparative Theology (1870)

  • Jon R. Stone


Very different from the real similarities that can be discovered in nearly all the religions of the world and which, owing to their deeply human character, in no way necessitate the admission that one religion borrowed from the other, are those minute coincidences between the Jewish and the Pagan religions which have so often been discussed by learned theologians, and which were intended by them as proof positive, either that the Pagans borrowed their religious ideas direct from the Old Testament, or that some fragments of a primeval revelation, granted to the ancestors of the whole race of mankind, had been preserved in the temples of Greece and Italy.


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  1. 20.
    Stanislas Julien, Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu. Paris, 1842, p. iv .Google Scholar

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