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Reading and Responding to Mircea Eliade's "History of Religious Ideas"

The Lure of the Late Eliade

By (author) John R. Mason
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 1993
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773492836
ISBN-13: 9780773492837
Barcode No: 9780773492837
The Lure of the Late Eliade Mircea Eliade was the 20th century's foremost historian of religions. This is the first book devoted to the last years of Eliade's life when he was writing A History of Religious Ideas, a work he considered his magnum opus. It draws on his personal journals to describe the context in which the History was written. The reader is invited both to explore his understanding of religion and to experience his effort to construct "a truly universal history of religions." It also responds to Eliade's History by raising critical questions regarding its scientific status, his relationship to Goethe, and allegations of involvement in fascism in the 1930s. It suggest how Eliade's project can be enhanced through the recent work of Robert Cummings Neville.

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