History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

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History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries by Mircea Eliade


"No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-13: 9780226204017
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/1981
Pages: 508
Sales rank: 866,572
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. Eliade was the author of many works of scholarship and fiction, including A History of Religious Ideas and ten novels.
 

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