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Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe
     

Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe

by Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson, Hilda Ellis Davidson
 

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Fragments of ancient belief mingle with folklore and Christian dogma until the original tenets are lost in the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson illustrates how pagan beliefs have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition, and throws light on the nature of pre-Christian beliefs and how they have been preserved.

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Fragments of ancient belief mingle with folklore and Christian dogma until the original tenets are lost in the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson illustrates how pagan beliefs have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition, and throws light on the nature of pre-Christian beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating the lost religious beliefs of Northern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415049375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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