Theosophy or psychological religion: the Gifford lectures delivered before the University of Glasgow in 1892

German-born Sanskritist and philologist Max Müller (1823–1900) was a pioneer in the field of comparative mythology and religion. Settling in England in 1846, during his distinguished career he served as Taylorian professor of modern European languages, curator of the Bodleian Library and Oxford'...

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Main Author: Müller, F.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011.
Series/Journal:Cambridge library collection. Spiritualism and esoteric knowledge
Further subjects:B Theism
B Religion Philosophy
B Religion ; Philosophy
B Psychology, Religious
B Religions
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9781108073264
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Summary:German-born Sanskritist and philologist Max Müller (1823–1900) was a pioneer in the field of comparative mythology and religion. Settling in England in 1846, during his distinguished career he served as Taylorian professor of modern European languages, curator of the Bodleian Library and Oxford's first professor of comparative philology. The content of this book was originally presented as part of a lecture series delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1893, where Müller was serving as the Gifford Lecturer. Müller's aim in presenting these lectures was to show that the only way of properly understanding religious phenomena was through utilising historical method. The three volumes preceding this one focused on 'physical religion', 'natural religion' and 'anthropological religion'; this fourth book, on theosophy, contains fifteen lectures, the subject matter ranging from Alexandrian Christianity and the eschatology of Plato to the journey of the soul after death.
Item Description:Originally published in London by Longmans, Green and Co. in 1893. - Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511978383
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511978388