This 1916 work on “the science of religion” covers the evolution of religion from an objective point of view, and is concerned with factual history, not with what “ought to” have occurred. The author concerns himself with the value of different religions in comparison with one another. Topics include immortality, magic, fetishism, prayer, sacrifice, morality, and Christianity.
About the Author
Frank Byron Jevons (1858–1936) was an English academic and author—and has been called “one of the last of the Victorian polymaths.” He graduated from Oxford, became Warden and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Durham, and was concerned with the education of women and workers. His writings include A History of Greek Literature and Evolution.