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The Resource The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion, Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask

The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion, Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask

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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
Title
The sacred and the profane
Title remainder
the nature of religion
Statement of responsibility
Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask
Title variation
Significance of religious myth, symbolism, and ritual within life and culture
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- P. [4] of cover
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DLC
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1907-1986
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Eliade, Mircea
Dewey number
290
Index
index present
Language note
Translation from French of: Sacré et le profane
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.E413 1959
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1900-1980
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Trask, Willard R.
Series statement
Harvest Book
Series volume
HB 144
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  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Mythology
Label
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion, Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally translated from the French into German and published in Germany under the title Das heilige und das profane" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sacred space and making the world sacred -- Sacred time and myths -- The sacredness of nature and cosmic religion -- Human existence and sanctified life -- The "history of religions" as a branch of knowledge
Control code
000389606
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780156792011
Lccn
58010904
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000389606
  • (OCoLC)5079456
  • (OCoLC)05079456
Label
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion, Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask
Publication
Note
"This book was originally translated from the French into German and published in Germany under the title Das heilige und das profane" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sacred space and making the world sacred -- Sacred time and myths -- The sacredness of nature and cosmic religion -- Human existence and sanctified life -- The "history of religions" as a branch of knowledge
Control code
000389606
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780156792011
Lccn
58010904
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000389606
  • (OCoLC)5079456
  • (OCoLC)05079456

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