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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion

Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986. ;Trask, Willard R. (Willard Ropes), 1900-1980.

New York : Harcourt, Brace & World ©1959

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  • Title:
    The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
  • Author/Creator: Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986.
  • Trask, Willard R. (Willard Ropes), 1900-1980.
  • Uniform Title: Sacré et le profane.
  • Variant Title: Nature of religion
  • Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World
  • Creation Date: ©1959
  • Edition: [1st American edition].
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-243).
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Bibliography: p. 234-243.
    Includes bibliography.
  • Subjects: Religion
  • Description: Famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space, time, nature, and the cosmos. In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious. This book serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- P. [4] of cover.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-243). ; Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Bibliography: p. 234-243.
    Includes bibliography.
  • Contents: Sacred space and making the world sacred
    Sacred time and myths
    The sacredness of nature and cosmic religion
    Human existence and sanctified life
    Chronological survey: The "history of religions" as a branch of knowledge.
    Sacred space and making the world sacred
    Sacred time and myths
    The sacredness of nature and cosmic religion
    Human existence and sanctified life
    The "history of religions" as a branch of knowledge.
  • OCLC Number: 5079456
    05079456
    392150
  • Identifier: ISBN015679201X;ISBN9780156792011;LCCN 58010904