THE RACES OF MAN

(FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE OVERTHROW OF THE PERSIANS) CHARLES F. HORNE History, if we define it as the mere transcription of the written records of former generations, can go no farther back than the time such records were first made, no farther than the art of writing. But now that we have come to … Continue reading THE RACES OF MAN

THE FOUNDATION OF BUDDHISM

B.C. 623 THOMAS WILLIAM RHYS-DAVIDS Not so many years ago, at the time when Buddhism first became known in Europe through philosophic writings of about six centuries after Buddha, then newly translated, it caused amazement that a religion which had brought three hundred millions of people under its sway should acknowledge no god. But the … Continue reading THE FOUNDATION OF BUDDHISM

THE CRUCIFIXION

A.D. 30 FREDERIC WILLIAM FARRAR The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ took place on Friday of the Passover week of the Jews, in the year A.D. 30[1]. This day is known and now generally observed by Christians as Good Friday. Crucifixion, as a means of inflicting death in the most cruel, lingering, and shameful way, was … Continue reading THE CRUCIFIXION