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Reconstructing Eliade: Making Sense of Religion

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Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.
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Overview

Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427644
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

by Mac Linscott Ricketts

Acknowledgments

Part One. The Implicit Meaning of Religion

Introduction

1. Hierophany

2. The Sacred

3. The Dialectic of the Sacred and the Profane

4. The Coincidentia Oppositorum

5. Homo Religiosus

6. Symbols and Symbolism

7. Myths and Mythology

8. Illud Tempus —Time by Any Other Name

9. History and the Historical

10. Some Initial Conclusions

Part Two. Previous and Potential Criticisms

Introduction

11. Relativism

12. The Retreat to Commitment

13. Eliade's Political Involvement

14. Scholarly Criticism of Eliade

15. Some More Specific Criticisms

Part Three. Beyond Eliade

Introduction

16. The Religious Creativity of Modern Humanity

17. Archaic, Modern, Postmodern

18. Some Final Conclusions

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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