Pagan and Christian Creeds

Pagan and Christian Creeds

  • The author discusses the Pagan and the Christian creeds from a broad anthropological standpoint and in a spirit free from criticism and the limitations of dogmatism. He dilates at considerable length on the similarities shown by the several religions, especially the similarities between pagan religions and the Christian religion, and reaches the conclusion that such similarities can only be explained on the assumption that religions are of psychological origin. That is, mankind in response to similar needs and with similar mental machinery has evolved similar types of response.