by Charlotte Reads Classics

Bilphism (noun) : The name used and coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his 1922 novel The Beautiful and the Damned, referring to a religious belief concerned with the reincarnation of the human soul.

” ‘Oh, yes, but you see Bilphism isn’t a religion. It’s the science of all religions.’ ” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned, 1922