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The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion

by Mircéa Eliade

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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 emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- page 4 of cover.… (more)
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"E shenjta dhe profania" është ndoshta teksti më i famshëm e një nga më të rëndësishmit e këtij autori. Në të, Eliade analizon dy koncepte kyçe të fesë dhe mënyrën se si ky dualizëm (e shenjtë-profane) paraqitet në kultura e fe të ndryshme të historisë.
  BibliotekaFeniks | Sep 28, 2021 |
Interesting but lacking. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
Outstanding work of scholarship! ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 30, 2021 |
"E shenjta dhe profania" është ndoshta teksti më i famshëm e një nga më të rëndësishmit e këtij autori. Në të, Eliade analizon dy koncepte kyçe të fesë dhe mënyrën se si ky dualizëm (e shenjtë-profane) paraqitet në kultura e fe të ndryshme të historisë.
  BibliotekaFeniks | Jan 21, 2021 |
An important book for those secular atheists that think they have no religious proclivities while they're tell you all about UFOs ( )
  Chickenman | Sep 13, 2018 |
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Eliade, Mircéaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Antonucci, EmilCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Argemí Munar, JúliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briedis, LeonsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petrač, BožidarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Solar, MilivojAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trask, Willard R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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 emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- page 4 of cover.

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