Treatise On The Gods

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Overview

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods collects Mencken’s scathing commentary on religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801885365
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 8/17/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 1,021,584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident.Opinionated and controversial, his columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
1 The Nature and Origin of Religion 3
2 Its Evolution 51
3 Its Varieties 109
4 Its Christian Form 174
5 Its State Today 246
Bibliographical Note 294
Index 303
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