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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion

Author: Mircea Eliade; Willard R Trask
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1959.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986.
Sacred and the profane.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1959]
(OCoLC)643512418
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mircea Eliade; Willard R Trask
ISBN: 015679201X 9780156792011
OCLC Number: 5079456
Language Note: Translated from French.
Notes: "This book was originally translated from the French into German and published in Germany under the title Das heilige und das profane" -- t.p. verso.
Description: 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Other Titles: Sacré et le profane.
Significance of religious myth, symbolism, and ritual within life and culture
Responsibility: Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask.

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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.

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