The Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of Ancient Egypt

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Scribner, 1880 - 270 pages
 

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Page 99 - And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Page 70 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 107 - Psalmist speaks of a tabernacle in the heavens set for the sun, whom he compares to "a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoicing as a strong man to run a race.
Page 74 - The works of charity are commonly spoken of in terms which are principally derived from the Book of the Dead. " Doing that which is Eight and hating that which is Wrong, I was bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, a refuge to him that was in want ; that which I did to him, the great God hath done to...
Page 103 - is not far from any one of us, for in Him we live and move and have our being...
Page 240 - ... te, dea, te fugiunt venti, te nubila caeli adventumque tuum, tibi suavis daedala tellus summittit flores, tibi rident aequora ponti placatumque nitet diffuso lumine caelum.
Page 148 - Everywhere we find expressed or implied the belief that each person is double ; and that when he dies, his other self, whether remaining near at hand or gone far away may return, and continues capable of injuring his enemies and aiding his friends.* * A critical reader may raise an objection.
Page 241 - ... nor moved by anger. And here if any one thinks proper to call the sea Neptune and corn Ceres and chooses rather to misuse the name of Bacchus than to utter the term that belongs to that liquor, let us allow him to declare that the earth is mother of the gods, if he only forbear in earnest to stain his mind with foul religion.
Page 230 - All his monuments were destroyed by his successors, yet several hymns belonging to this short-lived phase of religion have escaped destruction. One of them says : " The whole land of Egypt and all people repeat all thy names at thy rising, to magnify thy rising in like manner as thy setting. Thou, O God, who in truth art the living one, standest before the Two Eyes. Thou art he which createst what never was, which formest everything, which art in all things : we also have come into being through...
Page 224 - Unknown is his name in heaven, He doth not manifest his forms ! Vain are all representations...

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