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Patterns in Comparative Religion by Mircea…

Patterns in Comparative Religion (1948)

by Mircea Eliade

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In this era of increased knowledge the essence of religious phenomena eludes the psychologists, sociologists, linguists, and other specialists because they do not study it as religious. According to Mircea Eliade, they miss the one irreducible element in religious phenomena-the element of the sacred. Eliade abundantly demonstrates universal religious experience and shows how humanity's effort to live within a sacred sphere has manifested itself in myriad cultures from ancient to modern times; how certain beliefs, rituals, symbols, and myths have, with interesting variations, persisted.… (more)



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> Roux Jean-Paul. M. Eliade. Traité d'histoire des religions. In: Revue de l'histoire des religions, tome 158, n°1, 1960. pp. 90-91.

|  www.persee.fr/doc/rhr_0035-1423_1960_num_158_1_9066
  Joop-le-philosophe | Nov 7, 2019 |
Extrêmement bien documenté. Thème par thème, les grands mythes qui sous-tendent l'histoire des religions.
  yogasantosha | Jun 6, 2018 |
Mircea Eliade hace una recopilación de datos, documentos, ritos que permiten familiarizar o explicar al lector con la estructura de los hechos religiosos ( )
  gladysmiranda | Nov 7, 2008 |
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