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The World's Religions - Chapter IX, The Primal Religions, Summary & Analysis

Huston Smith
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Chapter IX, The Primal Religions, Summary and Analysis

From Confucianism to Christianity, the historical religions now pretty much cover the earth, but three million years of religious practice preceded all of these. These were tribal religions that were handed down orally because writing was not yet discovered. Some forms of these religions remain in one way or another in cultures from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Siberia, and even among the American Indians. This short chapter takes a cursory look at some of these.

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