It's no exaggeration to say that patterns in comparative religion is not only one of the most delightfully brilliant books that i have read in a long time, but an excellent introduction to the thought of one of the great scholars in the history of religious studies, mircea eliade. Mircea eliade: in imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythical hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the great time, the sacred time. Mircea eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. Mircea eliade was born in bucarest (romania) in 1907, and died in chicago (united states) in 1986 a hard working and scholarly student speaking several languages, he published his first novel at the age of 14: how i found the philosophers' stone. Looking for books by mircea eliade see all books authored by mircea eliade, including the sacred and the profane: the nature of religion, and shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy, and more on thriftbookscom.
256 pages - english translation published 1959 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. Mircea eliade and carl jung are two twentieth century theorists who explore the implications of alchemy in a modern context each theorist has a working definition of mythology that reveals how the study of alchemy is an important mythological structure. Mircea eliade (1907-1986) was one of the twentieth century's most groundbreaking and influential historians of religion born in romania, he eventually became the chairman of the department of the history of religions at the university of chicago he was the author of a great number of books, the. A lecture on the sacred and the profane: space the students read mircea eliade's the sacred and the profane historical perspectives - heroic & shamanic initiations i mircea eliade.
Mircea eliade 1,391 followers romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the university of chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love it's where your interests connect you with your people. The sacred and the history our primary concern is to present the specific dimensions of religious experience, to bring out the differences between it and profane experience of the world i shall not dwell on the variations that religious experience of the world has undergone in the course of time.
Winner choice 2008 outstanding academic title a unique consideration of the work of mircea eliade highlighting scholarship from outside the anglophone world the international eliade brings together contributors from beyond the anglo-american milieu to consider the work of mircea eliade. Eliade, mircea the sacred and the profane: the nature of religiontranslated by willard r trask new york: harvest/hbj publishers, 1957 though his methodology and conclusions have largely been discredited in modern scholarship, eliade's book is a classic text in religious studies. Eliades' sacred is the encounter with otherworldly experience (he was channeling the idea of rudolph otto here) and is a thing in-and-of-itself to understand religion clearly, we must step out of modernity and into the archaic. 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.
To this theme, the author brings much interesting and arresting archeological and anthropological data and anecdote and the book is in fact more in the resim of anthropology than any other field, although it may not readily find acceptance. The camouflaged sacred in mircea eliade's self-perception, literature, and scholarship moshe idel - 2010 - in christian k wedemeyer & wendy doniger (eds), hermeneutics, politics, and the history of religions: the contested legacies of joachim wach and mircea eliade. Precision and personalization our mircea eliade experts can research and write a new, one-of-a-kind, original dissertation, thesis, or research proposal—just for you—on the precise mircea eliade topic of your choice. Dualism - themes of religious dualism: among the various themes of religious dualism, the opposition between sacred and profane is also important this distinction, appearing in some sense in nearly every religion, must be particularly acute, however, to qualify a religion as dualistic. Symbolism, the sacred, and the arts [mircea eliade, diane apostolos-cappadona] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers major work is distinguished by an intensity of inspiration and an overwhelming sense of personal vision.
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. Terms used in mircea eliade's the sacred and the profane, the nature of religion mircea eliade uses many terms in and from several languages in his classic book, the sacred and the profane [harvest/hbj, 1959], which applied rudolf otto's theory of numinosity to a variety of religious phenomena. Mircea eliade's phenomenology tion in terms of the dialectic of the sacred then he attempts to under- stand the meaning of the sacred manifestation in terms of a structural. 9 see thomas altizer, mircea eliade and the dialectic of the sacred (philadelphia: westminster, 1963) harvey cox, review of eliade, gods, goddesses, and myths of creation (1974), in the new york.
1959, the sacred and the profane : the nature of religion / by mircea eliade translated from the french by willard r trask harcourt brace jovanovich new york wikipedia citation please see wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. In particular, eliade is concerned with showing how helpful the idea of religious experience as the awe-inspiring and terrifying encounter with the wholly other is in exploring the religious significance of natural objects, life processes, sacred space (religious sites), and sacred time (religious rituals. Eliade, mircea the sacred and the profane, harcourt, inc, orlando, fl 1987, p68 appendix i note: the character is based on l'engle's real-life spiritual advisor, canon edward nason west of the cathedral of st john the divine in new york city.