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Read online Patterns in Comparative Religion.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Patterns in Comparative Religion 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 by Mircea Eliade, Rosemary Sheed, John Clifford Holt

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Patterns in Comparative Religion
Title:Patterns in Comparative Religion
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Number of Pages:484
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Anthropology, Spirituality
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This founding work of the history of religions first published in English in secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre scholar Mircea Eliade Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures amp drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages Eliade s The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible amp compelling the religious expressions amp activities of a wide variety of archaic amp primitive religious cultures While acknowledging that a return to the archaic is no longer possible Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human, p Set in s Calcutta this is a i roman clef i of remarkable intimacy Originally published in Romanian in this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent br br Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague Alain grasps at the chance to discover the authentic India firsthand He soon finds himself enchanted by his host s daughter the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore What follows is a charming tentative flirtation that soon against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion In hindsight he sets down the story quoting from the diaries of his disordered days and trying to make sense of the sad affair br br A vibrantly poetic love story i Bengal Nights i is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man s self discovery At once horrifying and deeply moving Eliade s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade s life and thought it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power br br i Bengal Nights i is forceful and harshly poignant written with a great love of India informed by clear eyed understanding But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter It is enough to make stones weep i Literary Review i br br Mircea Eliade was the Sewell L Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the Divinity School and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago Many of his scholarly works as well as his two volume autobiography and four volume journal are published by the University of Chicago Press Translated into French in i Bengal Nights i was an immediate critical success The film i Les Nuits Bengali i appeared in p, Acest roman constituie poate proiectul cel mai ambi ios al lui Mircea Eliade acela de a configura un Zeitgeist plas ndu se astfel al turi de romancieri europeni redutabili Romanul recapituleaz toate temele esen iale pentru opera lui Eliade teme care i g sesc ecoul at t n proza i dramaturgia sa c t i n opera tiin ific sau n publicistic n acela i timp romanul reprezint un mare semn de adio este un roman al desp r irilor al rupturilor al unei lumi disp rute care va continua s l obsedeze pe scriitor i asupra c reia acesta va mai reveni dar niciodat cu acest suflu cu o astfel de anvergur ANGELO MITCHIEVICI, Nuvela ilustreaz o alegorie a mor ii sau a drumului spre moarte