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Title:The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
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Publisher:Mariner Books
ISBN:015679201X
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Religion, Philosophy, Non fiction, History, Anthropology, Mythology

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion In the classic text i The Sacred and the Profane i 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 of great originality and scholarship 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

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