Essential Sacred Writings From Around The World: A Thematic Sourcebook On The History Of Religions by Mircea EliadeEssential Sacred Writings From Around The World: A Thematic Sourcebook On The History Of Religions by Mircea Eliade

Essential Sacred Writings From Around The World: A Thematic Sourcebook On The History Of Religions

byMircea Eliade

Paperback | December 20, 1991

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Originally published as From Primitives to Zen, this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and practices, and prayers and hymns.

Mircea Eliade, a recognized pioneer in the systematic study of the history of the world's religions, includes excerpts from the Quran, the Book of the Dead, the Rig Veda, the Bhagavad Gita, the Homeric Hymns, and the Popol Vuh, to name just a few. Oral accounts from Native American, African, Maori, Australian, Aborigine, and other peoples are also included.

Here is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the world's religions and myths. In an outstanding collection, Eliade demonstrates humanity's diversity as well as the universal threads that unite us all.

Mircea Eliade founded the modern study of the history of religions and wrote many books, including Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World and The Sacred and the Profane. Ioan P. Couliano was the professional heir to Mircea Eliade and the author of Out of This World and The Tree of Gnosis.
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Title:Essential Sacred Writings From Around The World: A Thematic Sourcebook On The History Of ReligionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.68 inPublished:December 20, 1991Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0062503049

ISBN - 13:9780062503046

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