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The Quest: History and Meaning in Religion Reprint Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0226203867
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About the Author

Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. Eliade was the author of many works of scholarship and fiction, including A History of Religious Ideas and ten novels.
 
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Product Details

  • Series: History and Meaning in Religion
  • Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (May 15, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226203867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226203867
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,779,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Todd A. Foose on January 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
The title chapter of the book makes the book as a whole worth a good read through, especially if you are in or are influenced by the field of Religious Studies. Already in the 1960's, Eliade was lamenting the over-specialization running rampant in many humanities fields which tended to make research about little more than an exercise in pointing out random curiosities rather than contributing to the ongoing cultural discourse of our own society. If you've ever felt like academia has grown too detached and irrelevant in recent decades, you'll find a kindred spirit in Eliade.
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Excellent!!!
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Excellent pre-conceptual analysis of the problem of history and its other, nonhuman time.
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This is the second that my son requested. It was also VERY MEANINGFUL for him. I think the Author is about to bring out more work. I'm sure he will ask for the others. THANX !! tires4u@comcast.net
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