The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

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The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade

A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade

 

In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156792011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/23/1968
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 106,794
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author


Mircea Eliade was chairman of the department of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. Among his many books are The Myth of the Eternal Reunion, Patterns in Comparative Religion, Birth and Rebirth, and Yoga: Immorality and Freedom.

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vsmoothe on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This was assigned for at least 4 different classes I took in college. I love it, though. I find mysticism and the varities of celebration of sacred experience fascinating.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing 6 days ago
A hugely influential book about the study of religion. Parts of it are no longer current, but it's still definitely worth reading and having around, due to the way it shaped the field.
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