The Two Babylons


The Papal Worship

Proved to be

the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife

By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop

First published as a pamphlet in 1853
greatly expanded in 1858



I. The Two Systems
Distinctive Character of the Two Systems

II. Objects of Worship
1. Trinity in Unity
2. The Mother and Child, and the Original of the Child

a. The Child in Assyria
b. The Child in Egypt
c. The Child in Greece
d. The Death of the Child
e. The Deification of the Child

3. The Mother of the Child

III. Festivals
1. Christmas and Lady-day
2. Easter
3. The Nativity of St. John
4. The Feast of the Assumption

IV. Doctrine and Discipline
1. Baptismal Regeneration
2. Justification by Works
3. The Sacrifice of the Mass
4. Extreme Unction
5. Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead

V. Rites and Ceremonies
1. Idol Procession
2. Relic Worship
3. The Clothing and Crowning of Images
4. The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart
5. Lamps and Wax-Candles
6. The Sign of the Cross

VI. Religious Orders
1. The Sovereign Pontiff
2. Priests, Monks, and Nuns

VII. The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered
1. The Great Red Dragon
2. The Beast from the Sea
3. The Beast from the Earth
4. The Image of the Beast
5. The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name -- the Invisible Head of the Papacy


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