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PREFACE

EXPLANATION

INTRODUCTION

ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY

CHAPTER I : RIVAL CLAIMS OF THE SAVIORS

CHAPTER II : MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

CHAPTER III : PROPHECIES BY THE FIGURE OF A SERPENT

CHAPTER IV : MIRACULOUS AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE GODS

CHAPTER V : VIRGIN MOTHERS AND VIRGIN-BORN GODS

CHAPTER VI : STARS POINT OUT THE TIME AND THE SAVIORS' BIRTH-PLACE

CHAPTER VII : ANGELS, SHEPHERDS, AND MAGI VISIT THE INFANT SAVIORS

CHAPTER VIII : THE TWENTY-FIFTH OF DECEMBER THE BIRTHDAY OF THE GODS

CHAPTER IX : TITLES OF THE SAVIORS

CHAPTER X : THE SAVIORS OF ROYAL DESCENT, BUT HUMBLE BIRTH

CHAPTER XI : CHRIST'S GENEALOGY

CHAPTER XII : THE WORLD'S SAVIORS SAVED PROM DESTRUCTION IN INFANCY

CHAPTER XIII : THE SAVIORS EXHIBIT EARLY PROOFS OF DIVINITY

CHAPTER XIV : THE SAVIORS' KINGDOMS NOT OF THIS WORLD

CHAPTER XV : THE SAVIORS ARE REAL PERSONAGES

CHAPTER XVI : SIXTEEN SAVIORS CRUCIFIED

CHAPTER XVII : THE APHANASIA, OR DARKNESS, AT THE CRUCIFIXION

CHAPTER XVIII : DESCENT OF THE SAVIORS INTO HELL

CHAPTER XIX : RESURRECTION OF THE SAVIOR

CHAPTER XX : REAPPEARANCE AND ASCENSION OF THE SAVIORS

CHAPTER XXI : THE ATONEMENT: ITS ORIENTAL OR HEATHEN ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXII : THE HOLY GHOST OF ORIENTAL ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXIII : THE DIVINE "WORD" OF ORIENTAL ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXIV : THE TRINITY VERY ANCIENTLY A CURRENT HEATHEN DOCTRINE

CHAPTER XXV : ABSOLUTION, OR THE CONFESSION OF SINS, OF HEATHEN ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXVI : ORIGIN OF BAPTISM BY WATER, FIRE, BLOOD, AND THE HOLY GHOST

CHAPTER XXVII : THE SACRAMENT OR EUCHARIST OF HEATHEN ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXVIII : ANOINTING WITH OIL OF ORIENTAL ORIGIN

CHAPTER XXIX : HOW MEN, INCLUDING JESUS CHRIST, CAME TO BE WORSHIPPED AS GODS

CHAPTER XXX : SACRED CYCLES EXPLAINING THE ADVENT OF THE GODS, THE MASTER-KEY TO THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST

CHAPTER XXXI : CHRISTIANITY DERIVED FROM HEATHEN AND ORIENTAL SYSTEMS

CHAPTER XXXII : THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIX STRIKING ANALOGIES BETWEEN CHRIST AND CHRISHNA

CHAPTER XXXIII : APPOLONIUS, OSIRUS, AND MAGUS AS GODS

CHAPTER XXXIV : THE THREE PILLARS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH -- MIRACLES, PROPHECIES, AND PRECEPTS

CHAPTER XXXV : LOGICAL OR COMMON-SENSE VIEW OF THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE INCARNATION

CHAPTER XXXVI : PHLOSOPHICAL ABSURDITIES OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE DIVINE INCARNATION

CHAPTER XXXVII : PHYSIOLOGICAL ABSURDITIES OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE DIVINE INCARNATION

CHAPTER XXXVIII : A HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST

CHAPTER XXXIX : THE SCRIPTURAL VIEW OF CHRIST'S DIVINITY

CHAPTER XL : A METONYMIC VIEW OF THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST

CHAPTER XLI : THE PRECEPTS AND PRACTICAL LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST

CHAPTER XLII : CHRIST AS A SPIRITUAL MEDIUM

CHAPTER XLIII : CONVERSION, REPENTANCE, AND "GETTING RELIGION" OF HEATHEN ORIGIN

CHAPTER XLIV : THE MORAL LESSONS OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY

CHAPTER XLV : CONCLUSION AND REVIEW

NOTE OF EXPLANATION

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