• History,  Islam,  Religions

    History of the caliphs (1881) by al-Suyūṭī Translated by Henry Sullivan Jarrett,

    History of the caliphs (1881)  by al-Suyūṭī Translated by Henry Sullivan Jarrett, Abū al-Faḍl ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr ibn Muḥammad Jalāl al-Dīn al-Khuḍayrī al-Suyūṭī; aka Jalaluddin; an Egyptian scholar, historian, and jurist. From a family of Persian origin, he was described as one of the most prolific writers of the Middle Ages Born: October 3, 1445, Cairo, Egypt Died: October 18, 1505, Cairo, Egypt Extensive as is the reputation of as Suydti as a distinguished author and scholar, and unsurpassed for the number and range of the works which in every branch of literature known to his age, his unwearied pen never ceased to produce, we are indebted to…

  • History,  Islam,  Religions

    Umayyads and Abbasids (1907) PDF book by Jurji Zaydan Translated to English

    Umayyads and Abbasids (1907) by Jurji Zaydan Translated to English David Samuel Margoliouth The Umayyad Caliphate was the second of the four major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. The caliphate was ruled by the Umayyad dynasty. The third Caliph, Uthman ibn Affan, was a member of the Umayyad clan. The Abbasid Caliphate was the third caliphate to succeed the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. It was founded by a dynasty descended from Muhammad’s uncle, Abbas ibn Abdul-Muttalib, from whom the dynasty takes its name. The prosperous condition of Egypt, due to the British .occupation and Lord Cromer’s statesmanlike administration, has led to a renaissance of Arabic literature and learning in…

  • Atheism,  Ludwig Feuerbach,  Philosophy,  Religions

    Heaven Wasn’t His Destination: The Philosophy Of Ludwig Feuerbach (1941) by William B. Chamberlain

    Free PDF book: Heaven Wasn’t His Destination: The Philosophy Of Ludwig Feuerbach (1941) by William B. Chamberlain Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity that strongly influenced generations Excerpt:The philosophy of Feuerbach has received very little direct treatment in the English language. Engels’ Ludwig Feuerbach has been translated and rather generally read, but this brochure takes Feuerbach as a jumping-off place, rather than concerning itself directly with him. Dr. Sidney Hook’s From Hegel to Marx devotes two excellent chapters to Feuerbach in which the latter’s conclusions are summarized, but in no sense…

  • Atheism,  Ingersoll,  Religions

    The gods, and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll PDF book (1892)

    The gods, and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll Contents: The gods — Humboldt — Thomas Paine — Individuality — Heretics and heresies With: The ghosts and other lectures / by Robert G. Ingersoll. New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — Some mistakes of Moses / by Robert G. Ingersoll — 10th ed. — New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — What must we do to be saved? : a lecture / by Robert G. Ingersoll. New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — Six interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll on six sermons by the Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D.D., to which is added a Talmagian catechism. New York: C.P.…

  • Christianity,  Miracles,  Religions

    The question of miracles by George Hayward Joyce (1914)

    The question of miracles by George Hayward Joyce (1914) The Christian religion has ever professed itself to ^ be a religion of miracles. Its early documents ^ assure us that a series of miracles ushered in the life of its Founder and that His public ministry was marked by the continuous exercise of supernatural power. We are told that He pointed to these works in confirmation of His teaching: and, further, that He made a special appeal to a crowning miracle — His own Resurrection — which should be for all time an irresistible attestation of the truth of His claims. To that event, the Church has ever pointed as…

  • Ancient Greece,  Religions,  Zeus

    Picus who is also Zeus PDF book by Harris, J. Rendel (1916)

    Picus who is also Zeus PDF book by Harris, J. Rendel (1916) The present volume is a continuation of the one which was published in 1913 under the title of Boanerges, much in the same way as Boanerges was the expansion and extension of the previous volumes dealing with the Dioscuri in Christian Legend, and the Cult of the Heavenly Twins, which are cited in the following pages under the abbre^dated forms, Dioscuri and Cult respectively. It is assumed (for how could one continue the argument on any other hypothesis ? ) that the main positions in the previous volume are sound, and that they furnish a secure foundation upon…

  • Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    Final Causes: A Refutation PDF book by Wathan Mark Wilks Call ( 1891)

    Final Causes: A Refutation PDF book by Wathan Mark Wilks Call ( 1891) The call was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and obtained a BA (1843) and MA (1846). He was an ordained deacon (1843), a priest (1844), and curate at Treneglos with Warbstow, Cornwall (1846), and in Marston Bigot, Somerset (1847–1856). Call later had doubts and resigned from the Church of England in 1856.[ He became an advocate of positivism and contributed to magazines such as The Fortnightly Review, Household Words, and The Westminster Review. He married Rufa Hennell in 1857. He was a friend of George Eliot and George Henry Lewes. His book Final Causes: A Refutation…

  • Animism,  Rationalism,  Religions

    Animism; or. Thought currents of primitive peoples (1919) PDF by George William Gilmore

    Animism; or. Thought currents of primitive peoples (1919) PDF by George William Gilmore The result of recent historical studies, whether on anthropological, sociological, archeological, or religious lines, has brought into ever clearer vision as the substratum of all civilizations that stage of culture from which this book takes its title. One consequence is general recognition of animism as a life failure, the power of which is not yet exhausted, the study of which fascinates because of its almost infinite variety and its persistent force. The words ” animism,” “animistic,’ have come to fall ever so lightly from tongue and pen and meet us at every turn. Yet what animism is…

  • Atheism,  Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    The case for miracle (1936) PDF book by Clement Francis Rogers

    The case for miracle (1936) PDF book by Clement Francis Rogers I have given the following lectures on Miracles some eight times in Hyde Park, eleven times to students at King’s College, and on other occasions elsewhere. I have here written them out from the actual notes I used then, adding more detail for readers but not altering the outline. For in writing you can say more. Readers can stop to think. They can read a sentence again for themselves and do not want repetition in the text.  Nor do men want, either in hearing or reading, to be bothered with references or to be distracted with too many quotations.…

  • Philosophy,  Religions,  Shamanism

    Nine songs: a study of shamanism in ancient China (1955) by Yuan Qu

    Nine songs: a study of shamanism in ancient China (1955) by Yuan Qu  I have published this essay separately because it will, I think, be of interest chiefly to students of shamanism and similar aspects of religion. If printed in a sinological journal or in a volume of miscellaneous studies it would be likely to escape the notice of most of the readers for whom it is intended. But the Nine Songs are also well worth reading simply as poetry, and I have tried, within the limits of a literal translation, to make them sing as well as merely say. I am deeply grateful to two friends, A. R. Davis…