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The Sacred and Profane: The Nature of Religion
The Sacred and Profane The Nature of Religion Author:Mircea Eliade In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. He shows how the total human experience of relgious man compares to that of the non-religious and observes that even moderns who procla... more »im themselves to live in a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred, in camouflaged myths and degenerated rituals.
The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of relgion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.« less