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The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History (Bollingen)

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This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

Synopsis:

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

About the Author

Born in Bucharest in 1907, Mircea Eliade was for many years Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. He is the author of, among other books, "Shamanism", "Images and Symbols", and "Yoga" (all Princeton). Jonathan Z. Smith is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the author of "Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown" and, most recently, "Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691123509
Translator:
Trask, Willard R.
Introduction:
Smith, Jonathan Z.
Translator:
Trask, Willard R.
Introduction by:
Smith, Jonathan Z.
Introduction:
Smith, Jonathan Z.
Author:
Smith, Jonathan Z.
Author:
Eliade, Mircea
Author:
Trask, Willard R.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bollingen
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 9 oz

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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
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"Synopsis" by , This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.
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