The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

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


In The 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156792011
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/23/1968
Series: Harvest Book
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 341,099
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Mircea Eliade was chairman of the department of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. Among his many books are The Myth of the Eternal Reunion, Patterns in Comparative Religion, Birth and Rebirth, and Yoga: Immorality and Freedom.

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