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The Sacred and Profane

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ISBN13: 9780156792011
ISBN10: 015679201x
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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade

 

In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience. 

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In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.

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crowyhead, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A hugely influential book about the study of religion. Parts of it are no longer current, but it's still definitely worth reading and having around, due to the way it shaped the field.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156792011
Translator:
Trask, Willard
Author:
Trask, Willard
Author:
Eliade, Mircea
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19681031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.54 lb

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
Humanities » Mythology » Reference and Symbology
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
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Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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"Synopsis" by , In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.
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