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Read online The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion In the classic text i The Sacred and the Profane i famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space time nature and the cosmos In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious This book of great originality and scholarship serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology phenomenology and psychology It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence by Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

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The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
Title:The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Religion, Philosophy, Non fiction, History, Anthropology, Mythology
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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, b Ne ndoielnic scriind aceast carte autorul ei evadeaz n trecut n imagina ie n mit i Nunt n Cer i nu este desigur un roman fantastic de i misterul nu lipse te dar este cu siguran un roman realist simbolic axat pe un mit al iubirii Un roman de idei mai pu in livresc dec t celelalte i un roman liric b br br Cadrul nt mpl rilor descrise r m ne unul modern citadin n vreme ce relat rile lor au loc ntr un cadru montan izolat Avem de a face a adar cu o perspectiv de sus asupra trecutului personajelor i cu o transfigurare a acestuia prin iubire i prin suferin a desp r irii br br Prin i Nunt n Cer i Eliade se reconciliaz de fapt cu melancolica Belle poque a copil riei sale vehement respins de adolescentul miop i de t n rul macho apologet al virilit ii Este ns ceva mai mult dec t at t c ci dac Mavrodin i Hasna reprezint dou variante de om modern ndr gostit de necunoscut i atras de schimbare Ileana ncarneaz un principiu tradi ional de stabilitate, 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, Puisque je suis rest seul j ai d cid de me mettre crire aujourd hui m me i Le Roman de l adolescent myope i J y travaillerai chaque apr s midi Je n ai pas besoin d inspiration il faut que j crive ma vie et ma vie je la connais quant au roman j y pense depuis longtemps Voici d crit d s les premi res phrases le projet de ce livre o le narrateur un adolescent pr coce et tourment dans la Bucarest du d but du si cle d voile avec pr cision et presque impudeur son quotidien les travers de ses profs les complots des l ves leurs convoitises sexuelles les premiers exploits erotiques la d couverte de sa propre alt rit mais aussi la n cessit d crire qui lui est chevill e au corps Retrouv voici peu dans un grenier de Bucarest ce roman crit alors m me que Mircea Eliade avait l ge de son h ros est aussi un inestimable document sur le grand crivain qui fut lui m me cet adolescent de g nie qu il nous r v le en faisant mine de le d couvrir