Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning (Forgotten Books)

Carpenter, Edward

Verlag: Forgotten Books, 2007
ISBN 10: 1605063886 / ISBN 13: 9781605063881
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"Carpenter explores the similaries between Christianity and ancient mystery religions, as well as the similiarities between the narrative of Christ and other solar heros." (Quote from

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Introductory; Solar Myths And Christian Festivals; The Symbolism Of The Zodiac; Totem-sacraments And Eucharists; Food And Vegetation Magic; Magicians, Kings And Gods; Rites Of Expiation And Redemption; Pagan Initiations And The Second Birth; Myth Of The Golden Age; The Saviour-god And The virgin-mother; Ritual Dancing; The Sex-taboo; The Genesis Of Christianity; The Meaning Of It All; The Ancient Mysteries; The Exodus Of Christianity; Conclusion; Appendix; Rest; The Nature Of The Self

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology.

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

Über den Autor: About the Author:

"Edward Carpenter was an English socialist poet, anthologist, early homosexual activist, and socialist philosopher.

A leading figure in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain, he was instrumental in the foundation of the Fabian Society and the Labour Party. A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore, corresponding with many famous figures such as Annie Besant, Isadora Duncan, Havelock Ellis, Roger Fry, Mahatma Gandhi, James Keir Hardie, J K Kinney, Jack London, George Merrill, E D Morel, William Morris, E R Pease, John Ruskin, and Olive Schreiner.

As a philosopher he is particularly known for his publication of Civilisation, its Cause and Cure in which he proposes that civilisation is a form of disease that human societies pass through. Civilisations, he says, rarely last more than a thousand years before collapsing, and no society has ever passed through civilisation successfully. His 'cure' is a closer association with the land and greater development of our inner nature. Although derived from his experience of Hindu mysticism, and referred to as 'mystical socialism', his thoughts parallel those of several writers in the field of psychology and sociology at the start of the twentieth century, such as Boris Sidis, Sigmund Freud, and Wilfred Trotter who all recognised that society puts ever increasing pressure on the individual that can result in mental and physical illnesses such as neurosis, and the particular nervousness which was then described as neurasthenia.

A strong advocate of sexual freedom, living in a gay community near Sheffield, he had a profound influence on both D H Lawrence and E M Forster.

He was also the first person to introduce the wearing of sandals into Britain." (Quote from

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