A compendium of book reviews on common texts in Animism, Native American religion, African religion, and others.
By Mark D. Harris
Man is and has always been incurably religious, much to the chagrin of the secularists, atheists, materialists, and naturalists who wish religion would go away. Many of these skeptics cannot understand why people in the 21st century still believe in these “fairy tales”, while religious believers cannot understand why people don’t believe in these “eternal truths”.
The MD Harris Institute has sections on Islam, the Religions of India, Buddhism, New Religious Movements, and other topics. However there are important religious movements not included. Animism, the ancient belief that everything has a spiritual essence that must be addressed, underlies all ancient tribal religions and is a large part of the practice of many major religions such as Christianity and Islam. Ancient mythologies such as Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, and Sumerian, played an important role in history.
This section will include information on religious movements not included in other sections. Let us know if you have specific areas that you wish to know about.
Book Review – Aztec Thought and Culture
Book Review – The Portable North American Indian Reader
Book Review – The Religions of Oceania
Book Summary – African Religions and Philosophy