An Introduction to the History of Religion

Methuen, 1896 - 443 sider

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Side 193 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Side 186 - Many are given to witchcraft, and are deluded by the devil to believe that their life dependeth upon the life of such and such a beast (which they take unto them as their familiar spirit) and think that when that beast dieth they must die, when he is chased their hearts pant, when he is faint they are faint, nay it happeneth that by the devil's delusion they appear in the shape of that beast...
Side 144 - The camel chosen as the victim is bound upon a rude altar of stones piled together, and when the leader of the band has thrice led the worshippers round the altar in a solemn procession accompanied with chants, he inflicts the first wound...
Side 57 - For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.
Side 300 - Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed.
Side 100 - Indians invariably destroy this babracot, saying that should a tapir, passing that way, find traces of the slaughter of one of his kind, he would come by night on the next occasion, when Indians slept at that place, and, taking a man, would babracote him in revenge
Side 300 - ... world, each guarded by its porter, who admits the dead, stripping him of his apparel, but never allowing him to pass through them again to the upper world. Good and bad, heroes and plebeians, are alike condemned to this dreary lot ; a state of future rewards and punishments is as yet undreamed of ; moral responsibility ends with death. Hades is a land of forgetfulness and of darkness, where the good and evil deeds of this life are remembered no more...
Side 221 - I rub my warts with raw meat and then bury the meat, the warts will decay and disappear with the decay and dissolution of the meat. In like manner my shirt or stocking, or a rag to represent it, placed upon a sacred bush, or thrust into a sacred well — my name written upon the walls of a temple — a stone or pellet from my hand cast upon a sacred image or a sacred cairn — a remnant of my food cast into a sacred waterfall or bound upon a sacred tree, or a nail from my hand driven into the trunk...
Side 272 - ... he might not touch wheaten flour or leavened bread ; he might not touch or even name a goat, a dog, raw meat, beans, and ivy ; he might not walk under a vine ; the feet of his bed had to be daubed with mud...
Side 415 - But of all the great religions of the world it is the Christian Church alone which is so far heir of all the ages as to fulfil the dumb, dim expectation of mankind; in it alone the sacramental meal commemorates, by ordinance of its Founder, the divine sacrifice which is a propitiation for the sins of all mankind.

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