The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop. The classic page book detailing the pagan origins of various Roman Catholic traditions. Now see this online book. Originally a pamphlet published in , The Two Babylons is Hislop’s most famous work. In this book he argues that the Roman Catholic Church is nothing. The Two Babylons [Alexander Hislop] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE TWO BABYLONS is the great work that shows and explains .

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Roman Catholics, Hislop argues, are descendants from early Christians who adopted the Roman religion descended from the worship of Semiramis, the wife of the founder of Babylon.

The Two Babylons–Alexander Hislop

The emperor became a great patron of the Church, [ citation needed ] hispop set a precedent for the position of the Christian Emperor within the Church and the notion of orthodoxyChristendomand ecumenical councils that would be followed for centuries as the State church of the Roman Empire. Special thanks to Moza, a research member of Philologos and Bible Prophecy Researchfor providing this electronic copy.

Unless you have a great deal of interest in the history of religion, I don’t recommend this book. Retrieved 8 July Alexander’s brother was also named Stephen Hislop lived — and became well known in his time as a missionary to India and a naturalist.

Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. This book was written about a hundred years ago. There are some good elements to this book but overall it is not to be commended. As a Presbyterian minister, Hislop was famously critical of For example, Lester L.

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Hislop uses information based ddux Panbabylonism, which was common in the 19th century, to argue that Classical and Ancient Near Eastern civilization took its inspiration from Babylon.

Finally, the section on Christmas was particularly interesting, as the author goes into much detail as to how many of the implements and items associated with the holiday even the expression “yule” and the “Christmas goose” relate to ancient Babylon.


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This babyllns was initially published in as a pamphletthen greatly revised [ citation needed ] and expanded and released as a book in Retrieved from ” https: This book often turns out to be a source material in many other works dealing with similar subject matter. The Two Babylons heavily relies on Austen Henry Layard’s publications of his excavations at Nineveh, which had only been just discovered in I was definitely convinced.

InConstantine issued the Edict of Milan legalizing Christian worship. He was for a time editor of the Scottish Guardian newspaper. For anyone that is not satisfied with accepting what we are told is the truth but, likes to see the evidence historically and biblically this is the book for you. Please note alexannder this does not increase the led of the book. Ina critical edition was published.

The Two Babylons

But Hislop shows how ancient Babylonian religion crept into Christianity and created the Catholic Church, from nuns and monks to the Pope’s crown and even the bogus deification of the Virgin Mary.

It was in the dark age this Thing was lost. The history of Babylonian worship is good, but the way he ties it to Roman Catholic worship every jot and tittle is poor logic. Apr 05, Travis rated it liked it. According to Hislop, Constantine, though claiming to convert to Christianity, remained pagan but renamed the gods and goddesses with Christian names to merge the two faiths for his political advantage.

Alexander Hislop

He was ordained in at the East Free Church, Arbroathwhere he became senior minister in What was clear from the get go was that Hislop has never heard that correlation does not equal causality.

Grabbe has highlighted the fact that Hislop’s entire argument, particularly his association of Ninus with Nimrod, is based on a misunderstanding of historical Babylon and its religion.


He died of a paralytic stroke in Arbroath the next year after being ill for about two years. This is unlike the works of Clarence Larkin, dexu he admitted to having read but only in passing but whom he plagiarized extensively.

This book is a collection of correlations between every conceivable pagan name or practice with the practice of Catholicism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Third Maccabbees in its Cultural Context. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Easter 41k Section III.

An in-depth understanding of the world’s religions and mythos will be a tremendous help in following and understanding Hislop and his conclusions. It was expanded ingoing through many editions. Is that too much?!? After becoming aware of some very strange anti-Catholic ideas floating around, I finally traced them back to this even stranger book.

Hislop believed that the goddess, in Rome called Venus or Fortunawas the Roman name of bsbylons more ancient Babylonian cult of Ishtarwhose origins began with a blonde-haired and blue-eyed woman named Semiramis. From this, he derives the argument that the mystery religions of Late Antiquity were actually offshoots of one ancient religion founded at the Tower of Babel. Dec 16, Jay D rated it did not like it.

He wrote several books, his most famous being The Two Babylons: Constantine, the pagan Roman emperor, started the teaching of the Trinity as a Christian teaching then and with it came many other false teachings like the immortality of the soul taught by the Greeks, like Plato, also the Hell Fire doctrine.