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Patterns in Comparative Religion

Patterns in Comparative Religion

by Mircea Eliade
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803267339

ISBN-13: 9780803267336

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


In this era of increased knowledge the essence of religious phenomena eludes the psychologists, sociologists, linguists, and other specialists because they do not study it as religious. According to Mircea Eliade, they miss the one irreducible element in religious phenomena—the element of the sacred. Eliade abundantly demonstrates universal religious

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In this era of increased knowledge the essence of religious phenomena eludes the psychologists, sociologists, linguists, and other specialists because they do not study it as religious. According to Mircea Eliade, they miss the one irreducible element in religious phenomena—the element of the sacred. Eliade abundantly demonstrates universal religious experience and shows how humanity’s effort to live within a sacred sphere has manifested itself in myriad cultures from ancient to modern times; how certain beliefs, rituals, symbols, and myths have, with interesting variations, persisted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803267336
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
484
Sales rank:
764,934
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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