“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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Treatise On the Gods by Mencken, H L

The Case that Shook India: This book, published inis a vicious attack on organized religion, and contains an ugly anti-semitism. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for trestise.

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Treatise on the Gods

Particularly scathing toward US protestant fundamentalism Blunt, forthright, funny and — at times — forgiving of those who suspend reason. Separated at bottom front edge. Two more editions of the book followed, in and First page weak mebcken hinge. Most texts on religion and its history cover only what is known starting with the earliest records which survive. Printed white dust jacket, black lettering to spine, shows considerable wear.


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Rough-edge pages, some uncut, with light soiling to edges. Wilson; [3] and the Marxist literary critic Granville Hicks called it “the best popular account we have of the origin and nature of religion. The Jews could be put down very plausibly as the most unpleasant race ever heard of. Trdatise then moves on to look at all manner of religions in the world, old and new, small and large, which was both interesting, informative, and amusing from his tone hte writing.

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Treatise On the Gods

Trivia About Treatise on the Gods. These two first chapters lacked much of the renown Mencken wit, reading more scholarly and thus a bit dryer. Some half-toning, closed tears at spine head and foot, and some creasing and closed tears trextise tips.


Emncken rated it it was amazing Oct 16, The book is divided into five sections, but these sections form three general parts. Contained in this part of the book is a separate section which discusses Christianity.

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Reading this last section and its ending will be a test of your mettle. Herein lies the origin of Hell.

Johns Hopkins University Press. While we often think of Mencken as a reporter and a humorist, this book shows he was also a religious scholar, widely read in the history of religion and comparative religion.