Very instructive book that takes a very different perspective on the history of religion.
To embrace this book is to embrace the very essence of what it means, whether consciously or subconsciously, to be "Western" in outlook upon the world.
Written well and based on examination of a great deal of scholarship, this is a persuasive analysis.
Very heavily convoluted English language. Could have explained his theories in simpler and clearer English terms.Published 28 days ago by Frank Theuma
A classic. If you care at all about reality, consider this book and Eliade in general.Published 3 months ago by Brandon Worden
The "Eternal Return" or "Eternal Recurrence" as Nietzche labelled it, is the simple but lethal formulation of a philosophy of history essential to the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Charles & Missy
Eliade has some interesting things to say, but it is a challenge due to his writing style to fully understand that point. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anahuac
Very instructive book that takes a very different perspective on the history of religion. It is well written and interest is maintained throughout the book.Published 23 months ago by Cristian
I first read this book as an undergraduate in 1967. I found it very interesting then and it has reverberated with me ever since. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Frances S. Heales
I sometimes have to tell stories to my students to make then understand where we live in this world, and this has been a great resource. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Frank A. Finley
A prolix review for such a poignantly brief work would be pointless. We know of authors who have composed a seminal work which is disordered, short, magmatic, extremely... Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Cristiano Nisoli
"Myth of the Eternal Return" is typically considered a vital text to anyone interested in sociological,anthropological and psychological approaches to religion. Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Red Eyes