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The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia 1900–1902

Archibald Henry Sayce

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The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia aims to relate the religious thought of these ancient traditions to subsequent religious traditions that are still in practice. The religions of ancient Egypt and of Babylonia illustrate the world of the evangelist, forming the background for Judaism and, eventually, for Christianity, which Sayce sees as ‘the fulfilment of all that is truest and the best’ in these ancient teachings. The series is not an attempt to give a systematic account of these ancient religions, rather it is to present the facts as they have been found from such systematic studies (or, at least, that is in the case of the religion of ancient Egypt) and to relate them to contemporary understandings of religion in the modern era. There has been no systematic study of the religion of Babylonia since the materials available to the historian on this subject are limited. However, Sayce recounts the facts that can be drawn from the available material. While there are impassable gulfs between the teachings both modern and ancient, nevertheless, it is evident that there is much in the ancient teachings that remains at the heart of both Judaism and Christianity.
Jon Cameron
University of Aberdeen

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OnlineT & T Clark1903
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Templeton Press