A Comparative View of Religions by Scholten by Johannes Henricus Scholten

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Xiii. 2, 12-16; xxii. 28, 29; xxx. 11-16; xxxiv. 19, 20. [24] Gen. xv. 17; Ex. iii. 2; xix. 16-18; xxiv. 17; xl. 38; Levit. x. 2; Numb. xvi. 35; Deut. iv. 15, 24; v. 24, 25. [25] 1 Kings, vii. 25, 29. [26] Ex. xxvii. 2. [27] Comp. Ezek. i. 10; x. 14. [28] 1 Kings, xviii. 23. [29] 1 Kings, xi. 5; 2 Kings, xvi. 3; xxi. 3; xxiii. 4, et seq; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 3; Ezek. xvi. 20, 21; Jer. xix. 5. [30] Amos. v. 25, 26. [31] Judges, xi. 30-40. [32] Ex. xxxii. 27-29; Numb. xxv. 4. [33] 2 Sam. xxi. 1-14. [34] 1 Kings, iii.

In this stage, man's needs are as yet very limited and exclusively confined to the material world. Still too little developed intellectually to worship the divine in nature and her powers, he thinks he sees the divinity which he seeks in every unknown object which strikes his senses, or which his imagination calls up. In this stage, religion has no higher character than that of caprice and of love of the mysterious and marvelous, mixed with fear and a slavish adoration of the divine. The worship and the priest's office (Shaman, Shamanism) consist here chiefly in the use of charms, to exorcise a dreaded power.

2, 12-16; xxii. 28, 29; xxx. 11-16; xxxiv. 19, 20. [24] Gen. xv. 17; Ex. iii. 2; xix. 16-18; xxiv. 17; xl. 38; Levit. x. 2; Numb. xvi. 35; Deut. iv. 15, 24; v. 24, 25. [25] 1 Kings, vii. 25, 29. [26] Ex. xxvii. 2. [27] Comp. Ezek. i. 10; x. 14. [28] 1 Kings, xviii. 23. [29] 1 Kings, xi. 5; 2 Kings, xvi. 3; xxi. 3; xxiii. 4, et seq; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 3; Ezek. xvi. 20, 21; Jer. xix. 5. [30] Amos. v. 25, 26. [31] Judges, xi. 30-40. [32] Ex. xxxii. 27-29; Numb. xxv. 4. [33] 2 Sam. xxi. 1-14. [34] 1 Kings, iii.

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