Beacon Lights of History, Vol 1: The Old Pagan Civilizations


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(3.8 stars; 13 reviews)

The first of 14 volumes, this book discusses ancient civilization looking primarily at religion and philosophy. Summary by KHand (7 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Publisher's Note and Author's Preface 4:26 Read by KHand
Ancient Religions, Part 1 20:33 Read by KHand
Ancient Religions, Part 2 30:07 Read by KHand
Religions of India, Part 1 23:35 Read by KHand
Religions of India, Part 2 26:40 Read by KHand
Religions of the Greeks and Romans, Part 1 20:33 Read by KHand
Religions of the Greeks and Romans, Part 2 26:28 Read by KHand
Confucius, Part 1 24:33 Read by KHand
Confucius, Part 2 24:26 Read by KHand
Ancient Philosophy, Part 1 29:45 Read by KHand
Ancient Philosophy, Part 2 26:40 Read by KHand
Ancient Philosophy, Part 3 31:19 Read by KHand
Socrates, Part 1 19:37 Read by KHand
Socrates, Part 2 25:22 Read by KHand
Phidias, Part 1 24:14 Read by KHand
Phidias, Part 2 23:20 Read by KHand
Literary Genius, Part 1 27:21 Read by KHand
Literary Genius, Part 2 31:08 Read by KHand
Literary Genius, Part 3 24:03 Read by KHand

Reviews

very interesting, but the author is very biased

(3 stars)

Thoroughly interesting; fairly pretentious

(4 stars)

The volume is a wealth of solid information about a vast range of subjects. The author is admittedly very biased to his belief in Christianity, but makes it very clear in the introduction that he is and will be throughout the work. in my own opinion, his unapologetic firmness in his own faith is rather endearing, and adds to the character of the author. he does not attempt to appease others, but does not seem to mislead the listener, and I would still consider this a scholarly work.