A Comparative History Of Religions.

MOFFAT, JAMES C.

£60.00

Publisher

Dodd and Mead, 762 Broadway.

Place

New York

Date

1875

Synopsis

Part i. ancient scriptures. part ii. later scriptures progress, and revolutions of faith. in two volumes.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Part I, viii + 250 pp.; Part II, v + [i] + 316 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders enclosing panel on boards, spine decorated gilt. Bevelled edges. A little wear to extremities, front hinge starting to crack, Vol. I and some foxing of flyleaves and last two pages, Vol. II; otherwise a very good set. One of the earliest modern studies of comparative religion, with an emphasis on ancient and eastern faiths. James Clement Moffat (1811-90) was born in Glencree, Galloway and worked as a printer before emigrating to the US in 1832, where he advanced his education at the University of Princeton. He taught classical languages and history in a number of academic institutions, in 1861 becoming a Professor in the Theological Seminary of Princeton, where he taught church history. First published 1871.

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