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A Natural History of Religion


Hume, The Natural History of Religion (1757): The Online Library of Liberty
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CLASSICS IN THE HISTORY OF LIBERTY
DAVID HUME, A NATURAL HISTORY OF RELIGION (1757)
Updated: April 13, 2004
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EDITION USED
The Natural History of Religion. By David Hume. With and Introduction by John M.
Robertson (London: A. and H. Bradlaugh Bonner, 1889).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
z INTRODUCTION.
{ ENDNOTES
z THE NATURAL HISTORY OF RELIGION.
{ SECTION I. THAT POLYTHEISM WAS THE PRIMARY RELIGION OF MEN.
{ SECTION II. ORIGIN OF POLYTHEISM.
{ SECTION III. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.
{ SECTION IV. DEITIES NOT CONSIDERED AS CREATORS OR FORMERS OF
THE WORLD.
{ SECTION V. VARIOUS FORMS OF POLYTHEISM: ALLEGORY, HERO-
WORSHIP.
{ SECTION VI. ORIGIN OF THEISM FROM POLYTHEISM.
{ SECTION VII. CONFIRMATION OF THIS DOCTRINE.
{ SECTION VIII. FLUX AND REFLUX OF POLYTHEISM AND THEISM.
{ SECTION IX. COMPARISON OF THESE RELIGIONS WITH REGARD TO
PERSECUTION AND TOLERATION.
{ SECTION X. WITH REGARD TO COURAGE OR ABASEMENT.
{ SECTION XI. WITH REGARD TO REASON OR ABSURDITY.
{ SECTION XII. WITH REGARD TO DOUBT OR CONVICTION.
{ SECTION XIII. IMPIOUS CONCEPTIONS OF THE DIVINE NATURE IN
POPULAR RELIGIONS OF BOTH KINDS.
{ SECTION XIV. BAD INFLUENCE OF POPULAR RELIGIONS ON MORALITY.
{ SECTION XV. GENERAL COROLLARY.
{ ENDNOTES
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