The Natural History of Religion (1757, 1777)
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- Section 1. That Polytheism was the primary Religion of Men
- Section 2. Origin of Polytheism
- Section 3. The same subject continued
- Section 4. Deities not considered as creators or formers of the world
- Section 5. Various Forms of Polytheism: Allegory, Hero-Worship
- Section 6. Origin of Theism from Polytheism
- Section 7. Confirmation of this Doctrine
- Section 8. Flux and reflux of polytheism and theism
- Section 9. Comparison of these Religions, with regard to Persecution and Toleration
- Section 10. With regard to courage or abasement
- Section 11. With regard to reason or absurdity
- Section 12. With regard to Doubt or Conviction
- Section 13. Impious conceptions of the divine nature in popular religions of both kinds
- Section 14. Bad influence of popular religions on morality
- Section 15. General Corollary
The Natural History of Religion
prepared by Amyas Merivale
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