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CHILDHOOD OF RELIGIONS:

EMBRACING A SIMPLE ACCOUNT OF
THE BIRTH AND GROWTH OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS

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“We were all brothers, because we had one work, and one hope,

and one All-Father."- Alton Locke, p. 273.

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PREFACE..

In a little book entitled “The Childhood of the. World, which was received by the public with unlooked-for favour, an attempt was made to convey to young persons the knowledge concerning man's early condition which has been gathered during recent years, and it is to the Second Part of that work, which treats of his advance from lower to higher stages of religious belief, that the present volume, which deals mainly with the expression and embodiment of that belief in certain great religions of the East, is intended to be supplemental.

The question which forces itself upon all who are interested in the education of the young, is what they shall be taught regarding the relation of the Bible to other sacred scriptures, and to the declarations of modern science where they fail to harmonise with its statements; and it is as a

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