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Le Sacré et le Profane (edition 1987)

by Mircea Eliade

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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade   InThe 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. … (more)
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Title:Le Sacré et le Profane
Authors:Mircea Eliade
Info:Gallimard (1987), Poche, 185 pages
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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 |
One of the essential works of religion that can supplement any standard textbook on comparative or world religions: this is a classic text that students should read.
  gmicksmith | Jan 14, 2015 |
Certainly interesting, and at points even fascinating, but too scholarly, too academic, for my taste. ( )
1 vote copyedit52 | Dec 8, 2008 |
A hugely influential book about the study of religion. Parts of it are no longer current, but it's still definitely worth reading and having around, due to the way it shaped the field. ( )
  Crowyhead | Sep 23, 2006 |
One of the seminal books of religious scholarship (not theology, but the study of religion as religion). Because its seminal, some of it is pretty basic, and other parts don't quite work cross-culturally. Still, this is one of the most important books in the study of religion, and is a very valuable read. Probably one of the most important for anyone seeking to understand how religions work. 7.5/10 ( )
  hrissliss | Jul 10, 2006 |
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Mircea Eliadeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Antonucci, EmilCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Argemí Munar, JúliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briedis, LeonsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trask, Willard R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade   InThe 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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