Rig Veda Americanus

In accordance with the general object of this series of volumes—which is to furnish materials for study rather than to offer completed studies—I have prepared for this number the text of the most ancient authentic record of American religious lore. From its antiquity and character, I have ventured to call this paltry collection the RigContinue reading “Rig Veda Americanus”

Religions of Ancient China

The ancient Chinese are said to have three doctrines: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, with Christianity and Islam arriving only in the 7th century A.D. Laozi, according to tradition, was the 6th century B.C. Chinese philosopher who wrote the Tao Te Ching of Taoism. Confucius (551-479) taught morality. His philosophy became important during the Han DynastyContinue reading “Religions of Ancient China”

Pagan and Christian Rome

There is so much yet to learn about the relative interconnection between pagan and early Christian beliefs, especially during their first manifestations in Ancient Rome. Theoretically, according to the Christian Bible, Christ did not set out to create a religion of his own, rather to reform the corruption that was spreading through certain sects ofContinue reading “Pagan and Christian Rome”