v. 1. From creation to evolution Geography Astronomy From "signs and wonders" to law in the heavens From Genesis to geology The antiquity of man, Egyptology, and Assyriology The antiquity of man and prehistoric archaeology The "fall of man" and anthropology The "fall of man" and ethnology The "fall of man" and history From "the prince of the power of the air" to meteorology From magic to chemistry and physics. v. 2. From miracles to medicine From fetich to hygiene From "demoniacal possession" to insanity From diabolism to hysteria From Babel to comparative philology From the Dead Sea legends to comparative mythology From Leviticus to political economy From the Divine Oracles to the higher criticism.
"This new Dover edition, first published in 1960, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the first edition that appeared in 1896." "This is the most thorough account ever written of the great religious-scientific battles, and remains an eloquent testament to the scientific spirit. It is also, by the nature of its subject, a detailed collection of the important myths of Western culture. And finally, it becomes a history of the changes in religious dogma made necessary by advances in man's knowledge of his universe."--Cove. Publisher's advertisements at end of volumes 1 and 2. Includes bibliographical references and index. Index at end of volume 2.
Potok Collection copy volumes 1 and 2 presented to the Penn Libraries by Adena Potok. Potok Collection copy has autograph of "Herman Potok June 1961 Philadelphia". Potok Collection copy has underlines, marginal marks and ms. annotations.