“I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the. Treatise on the Gods. H. L. Mencken. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the “language of the free lunch counter,” Henry Louis Mencken shook. Treatise on the Gods () is H. L. Mencken’s survey of the history and philosophy of Open any treatise upon pastoral theology and you will find the author.

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Slight fading of spine. The book is divided into five sections, but these sections form three general parts. You may then resolve to never read Treaise again hellip. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Treatise on the Gods Snippet view – Some half-toning, closed tears at spine head and foot, and some creasing and closed tears at tips. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Quotes from Treatise on the Gods.

Whatever effect prayer has as a treatment for disease has been displaced by the highly effective means of scientific medicine. I suspect every copy of that issue is the same, as I later saw a disclaimer on AbeBooks of “possible missing pages” from this book.

I have no idea if his proclamations are accurate. Apr 24, Bob Costello rated it it was amazing. Lastly, as did Dawkins, Mencken is very complimentary of the poetic qualities of the Bible. Overall, it is worthy reading, just not quite his peak.


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RJ oj it really liked it Jan 27, Out of curiosity, I once showed passages from this section to a very intelligent friend who is also a fundamentalist Christian and Bible scholar just to see what the opposition had to say about it. Mencken Limited preview – Sharon rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Their fortitude such as it is, is wasted upon puerile objects, and their charity is mainly a form of display.

Grant to His Wife. First godds, first printing. In this terrifying world of volcanoes and storms and floods, menfken causes of which were bewildering and unknowable, humans devised religion as a means to explain and cope with these awful forces and events.

One of the more interesting excerpts in this chapter is on the Song of Solomon. One good example, from the final chapter: Spine cracked at last numbered page.

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The Path Of Light. But politicians, as far as Mencken was concerned, had no monopoly on self-righteous chest-thumping, deceit, and thievery. Contained in this part of the book is a separate section which discusses Christianity.

Good with no dust jacket Edition: Light browning of pages, with heavy browning on pages and Not a Nice Man To Know. Usual fading to spine from blue to near white; bright gold on spine; in a very good slipcase with the usual fading and a little Edition: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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Treatise on the Gods

Treatise on the Gods H. It becomes more Christianity centered as the book progressed — understandable considering he was an American.

Book is in good condition with some light pencil margin marks, browned page ends, wear and soil; jacket is in poor condition with edgewear,soil, chipping, creases, spine tear, the front flap is seperated and the menckeb flap is beginning to seperate.

The third chapter is a lesson in comparative religion.

Treatise On the Gods

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The Men In My Life. He called Puritanism, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. Treatise on the Gods.

Treatise on the Gods

Johns Hopkins University Press. Wylie referred to the book as a ” tourbillon by the Burgrave of Baltimore “.

Overall I loved it, and I look forward to reading more Mencken. I believe because it is incredible.

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