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The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion - Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask
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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156792011 (015679201X)
ASIN: 015679201X
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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3.0 Hierophany
In this academic study, Eliade argues that religious thought is predicated on a clear distinction between that which is sacred and that which is profane. He explores sacred time and space as well as his concept of hierophany (manifestation of the sacred) and how all 'reality' (or value) is containe...
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