The Concept of Deity: A Comparative and Historical Study. The Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion in the University of Oxford - Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion (Hardback)E. O. James (author)
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For good or ill, most, if not all, of the great institutions which have formed the framework of society have had their roots in the idea of Deity as a beneficent providential order of transcendental reality. In being handed down through countless generations the beliefs, concepts and customs have assumed a great variety of new outward forms in the process of transmission and development. To determine their true meaning and function as a cohesive force and as an expression of ultimate reality, the comparative and historical methods can be employed with considerable advantage. This book, first published in 1950, provides a valuable comparative study of religion.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm