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Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age
Hans G. Kippenberg

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction to the American Edition vii
Introduction xiii
CHAPTER ONE: From the Philosophy of Religion to the History of Religions 1
CHAPTER TWO: Deciphering Unknown Cultures 24
CHAPTER THREE: What Languages Tell of the Early History of the Religions of Europe 36
CHAPTER FOUR: The Presence of the Original Religion in Modern Civilization 51
CHAPTER FIVE: On the Origin of All Social Obligations: The Ritual of Sacrifice 65
CHAPTER SIX: Under Civilization: The Menacing Realm of Magic 81
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Unfathomable Depths of Life in the Mirror of Hellenic Religion 98
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Productive Force of World Rejection 113
CHAPTER NINE: Competing Models of the Recapitulation of the History of Religions 125
CHAPTER TEN: Religion and the Social Bond 136
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Great Process of Disenchantment 155
CHAPTER TWELVE: Religion as Experience of the Self 175
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: How Descriptions of the History of Religion Reflect Modernization 187
Notes 197
Bibliography 225
Index 257

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