Ancient Faiths and Modern: a Dissertation Upon Worships, Legends and Divinities in Central and Western Asia, Europe, and Elsewhere, before the Christian Era. Showing Their Relations to Religious Customs As They Now Exist. Thomas Inman.

Ancient Faiths and Modern: a Dissertation Upon Worships, Legends and Divinities in Central and Western Asia, Europe, and Elsewhere, before the Christian Era. Showing Their Relations to Religious Customs As They Now Exist

Hardcover, New York: J. W. Bouton, 1876. First Edition. Very Good. Thomas Inman, M. D. (1820-1876) was an English medical doctor, surgeon, and serious amateur mythologist. In addition to publishing several medical works, Dr. Inman published books about ancient religions. He was the house-surgeon for the Royal Infirmary in Liverpool. He retired from medical practice in 1871 and wrote this book in 1875. Although the copyright page says 1875 and the title page 1876, I have this listed as a first edition because no library shows an older copy in their holdings on worldcat. Inman was not a Christian. He did believe in God, but after closely analyzing the Bible, felt that no intelligent person could possibly believe in a God who kills his own creations as often as the God of the Bible does. In this book, Inman examines the pre-Christian religions of Asia and Europe including Buddhism and the beliefs of the Persians as well as the supernatural and angels. Includes an Appendix and 45 page Index as well as 10 pages of publisher's ads featuring more books about religion, especially non-Christian ones. Book bound in full brown cloth with gold spine titles. All four corners rubbed, both ends of spine bumped. Previous bookseller label on front pastedown. Previous owner library blind seal on front free endpaper. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 478 pages. [Item #77870]

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