The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

by Mircea Eliade

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 23, 1968 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 23, 1968

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 015679201x

ISBN - 13: 9780156792011

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The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

by Mircea Eliade

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 23, 1968

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 015679201x

ISBN - 13: 9780156792011

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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

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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.

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In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.

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In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.
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