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The friendship between Eliade and Sebastian drastically declined during the war: Ruxandra rated it it was amazing Jul 24, This is an unit of the spiritual history of the whole humanity Poxon, Religion in French Feminist Thought: All I wish for is a deep change, a complete transformation. Eliade is THE seminal thinker of the 20th century on comparative religions. An endowed chair in the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School was named after Eliade in recognition of his wide contribution to the research on this subject; the current and first incumbent holder of this chair is Wendy Doniger.

In Romania, Mircea Eliade’s legacy in the field of the history of religions is mirrored by the journal Archaeus foundedand affiliated with the University of Bucharest Faculty of History. One year later, a text, accompanied by his picture, was featured as answer to an inquiry by the Iron Guard’s Buna Vestire about the reasons he had for supporting the movement. According to Eliade, most religions that accept the cyclic view of time also embrace istoris Because of Eliade’s withdrawal from politics, and also because the later Eliade’s religiosity was very personal and idiosyncratic, [] Ellwood believes the later Eliade probably would have rejected the “corporate sacred” of the Iron Guard.

Bollingen, The Bollingen Adventure, Eliade cites a wide variety of myths and rituals to support his theories.

I particularly struggled with the chapters on reliigilor Vedic gods and India, because it was most foreign to me. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. religiipor

Ioan Alexandru rated it really liked it May 19, Not an easy read obviously, dictionary and wikipedia are a must during reading. Eliade’s theories basically describe how this homo religiosus would view the world. Diana Gangan marked it as to-read Jul 06, For example, Kirk argues that the eternal return does not accurately describe the functions of Native American or Greek religilior.


But the habit of forming conclusions, as they can really be formed in more fruitful fields, is so fixed in the scientific mind that it cannot resist talking like this. Iulia Arion rated it it was amazing Feb 04, However, he has been accused of making over-generalizations: Eliade claims that many myths, rituals, and mystical experiences involve a “coincidence of opposites”, or coincidentia oppositorum.

To all this the mythologists spoke, and they acquired large and loyal followings.


In addition, Ellwood identifies Eliade’s personal sense of nostalgia as a source eliadee his interest in, or even his theories about, traditional societies. Eliade also wrote various essays of literary criticism. Eliade approaches religion by imagining an ideally “religious” person, whom he calls homo religiosus in his writings.

One could say that the anxious search for the origins of Life and Mind; the fascination in the ‘mysteries of Nature’; the urge to penetrate and decipher the inner structure of Matter—all these longings and drives denote a sort of nostalgia for the primordial, for the original universal matrix. Andrei Rus marked it as to-read Feb 17, Later, Mircea Eliade expressed his regret at not having had the chance to redeem his friendship with Sebastian before the latter was killed in a car accident.

Istoria credințelor și ideilor religioase I. De la epoca de piatră la misterele din Eleusis

Achitei Ionut rated it liked it Dec 31, The Indian religions of the East generally retain a cyclic view of time—for instance, the Hindu doctrine of kalpas. Because they contain rituals, Judaism and Christianity necessarily—Eliade argues—retain a sense of cyclic time:. Alkimia Operativa and Alkimia Speculativa. Without the Sacred to confer an ishoria, objective value upon historical events, modern man is left with “a relativistic or nihilistic view of history” and a resulting “spiritual aridity”.

Eliade’s understanding of religion centers on his concept of hierophany manifestation of the Sacred —a concept that includes, but is not limited to, the older and more restrictive concept of theophany manifestation of a god.


It may be said, in general, that the majority of the sacred and ritual trees that we meet with in the history of religions are only replicas, imperfect copies of this exemplary archetype, the Cosmic Tree. Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century.


Thus, all these sacred religiilr are thought of as situated at the Centre of the World, and all the ritual trees or posts [ Despite his reductionism -such as “Adam was a hermaphrodite”- Mircea Eliade can be very systematic and this is helpful when studying religious systems one is not familiar with, such as that of Hinduism or Zoroastrianism.

Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. So rated it really liked it Dec 18, Any historical shadows or resemblances to Christianity are a result of this fact.

I also thought that the three rdligiilor sounded like a challenge, and I was in the mood for one. In fact, the opposite may be true: Criticism of religion Ethics in religion Exegesis History of religion Religion Religious language Religious philosophy Istoriz between religion and science Political science of religion Faith and rationality more I read his book Temple and Cosmos, where he pretty much reconstructs the Latter-Day Saint temple ceremony through the use of ancient texts from the Near East.

However, many of the most “primitive”, pre-agricultural societies believe in a supreme sky-god. In his examinations of shamanism, Repigiilor emphasizes the shaman’s attribute of regaining man’s condition before the “Fall” out of sacred time: Vasy rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Eliade is known for his attempt to find broad, cross-cultural parallels and unities in religion, particularly in myths.

The main character, Allan, is an Englishman who visits the Indian engineer Narendra Sen and courts his daughter, herself known as Maitreyi. But I also feel that Mormonism has some built-in wiggle room that other traditions may lack.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Eliade’s perspective, Christianity’s “trans-historical message” may be the most important help that modern man could have in confronting the terror of history.