Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Lewis Browne, This Believing World: A Simple Account of the Great Religions of Mankind (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926) Wikipedia page.
William Graham Sumner, Albert Galloway Keller, and Maurice Rea Davie, The Science of Society, Volume IV (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1927)
E. Washburn Hopkins, Ph.D., LL.D., Origin and Evolution of Religion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923) Wikipedia page.
For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.
Section 1: Chance: Good Luck and Bad Luck
Section 2: The Personification of Chance
Section 3: Death The Inexplicable
Section 4: The Death-survival Concept
p6: transmigration, reincarnation See Topical Study page: Reincarnation.
Section 5: The Ghost-soul Concept
p15: Semite etymology: 1847, “a Jew, Arab, Assyrian, or Aramaean” (an apparently isolated use from 1797 refers to the Semitic language group), back-formation from Semitic or else from French Sémite (1845), from Modern Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem “Shem,” one of the three sons of Noah (Genesis x.21-30), regarded as the ancestor of the Semites (in old Bible-based anthropology), from Hebrew Shem. In modern sense said to have been first used by German historian August Schlözer in 1781.
p17: The children of Badanon developed a belief in two souls: Badonan is the correct spelling; Badanon was probably the result of an inadvertent key transposition.
Section 6: The Ghost-spirit Environment
Section 7: The Function of Primitive Religion
p7: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”