Treatise on the History of Religions

  • Mircea Eliade
  • Author:  Mircea Eliade
  • Collection:  "Thesaurus" Collection
  • Year: 06-12-2012
  • Translator From French: Georgi Tsankov
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1030-01
  • SKU: 19.0034
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-121-0
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Mircea Eliade is known for his attempt to find broad, cross-cultural parallels and unities in religion, particularly in myths. Wendy Doniger, Eliade's colleague from 1978 until his death, has observed that Eliade argued boldly for universals where he might more safely have argued for widely prevalent patterns". His Treatise on the History of Religions was praised by French philologist Georges Dumézil for its coherence and ability to synthesize diverse and distinct mythologies.

Robert Ellwood describes Eliade's approach to religion as follows. Eliade approaches religion by imagining an ideally "religious" person, whom he calls homo religiosus in his writings. Eliade's theories basically describe how this homo religiosus would view the world. This does not mean that all religious practitioners actually think and act like homo religiosus. Instead, it means that religious behavior "says through its own language" that the world is as homo religiosus would see it, whether or not the real-life participants in religious behavior are aware of it. However, Ellwood writes that Eliade "tends to slide over that last qualification", implying that traditional societies actually thought like homo religiosus.

"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

About the Author

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) is one of the greatest erudites of the last century. Born in Romania, lived and taught in a number of countries around the world, Eliade is among the most prominent researc... Read more

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Tags: Philosophy of Religion,Philosophical Researches,Philosophy of History,Culturology,Anthropology & Archeology

Year 06-12-2012
Translator From French: Georgi Tsankov
Pages 544
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.70 kg
Collection Колекция "Тезаурус"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Researches, Philosophy of History, Culturology, Anthropology & Archeology
Ирина 28/03/2013

Невероятна е! Самата книга е задължително четиво, а оформлението, което сте направили - изключително красиво. Ще ми се да можеше да публикувате и другите негови книги.. Естествено в същия формат :)

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