“I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the. Treatise on the Gods. H. L. Mencken. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the “language of the free lunch counter,” Henry Louis Mencken shook. Treatise on the Gods () is H. L. Mencken’s survey of the history and philosophy of Open any treatise upon pastoral theology and you will find the author.
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Want to Read saving…. Mencken also dedicates some pages to tteatise he feels is an irreconcilable conflict between science and religion.
Very light wear to tips, corners and edges of the book, faint staining to lower right corner of the front cover, top edge red, clean and unmarked, looks to be unread. The error here, of course, consists in confusing what to simply marvelous with what is actually miraculous. While we often think of Mencken as a reporter and a humorist, this book shows he was also a religious scholar, widely read in the history of religion and comparative religion.
The Johns Hopkins University Press, Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. Mike Harry rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Or, his list of religious groups through history with a matriarchic figure using a derivation of the name Mary.
In the first Mencken does a very interesting thing. Mencken’s prejudices and some of his facts are umistakably dated, and inevitably peek through here and there.
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Treatise on the Gods is H. The chapter shows each religion as less of a unique idea, and more of a language, musical genre, or the genetic makeup of an complex organism in that it has many influences.
The Verdict That Led to the Emergency. Nov 18, Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Johns Hopkins B Press, Grant to His Wife. The priest codifies a set of rules that he knows will be difficult to follow for most humans, and then invokes the breakage of said rules, anytime his rituals fail to provide favorable treatment by the gods.
Good with no dust jacket. In very good condition.
The Long Path to Wisdom. The book is way too long. The last and final chapter is more opinion.
Treatise on the Gods
First printing,same date, no others noted. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Wilson;  and the Marxist literary critic Granville Hicks mncken it “the best popular account we have of the origin and nature of religion.
Why then is there usually a religious revival in progress? This book, published inis a vicious attack on organized religion, and contains an ugly anti-semitism. Blue cloth, titling in gilt on the spine. Quite an example of rationalization.
Find Rare Books Book Value. It is a satisfying combination of the scholarly Mencken of The American Language gpds the acerbic iconoclasm for which he was best known. Not a Nice Man To Know. mendken
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An Unused, unmarked and unblemished copy. He called Puritanism, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. Sure Menken enjoyably jabs at the priestly class and uses his often clever language to call out hypocrisy and irrationality. Mar 20, Pages. Showing best matches Show all copies. Very clean with tight binding.