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    DescriptionA highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade In "The Sacred and the Profane," Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred--as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself--and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.


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    Title
    The Sacred and the Profane
    Subtitle
    The Nature of Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mircea Eliade
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156792011
    ISBN 10: 015679201X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 290
    LC classification: BL48 .E413 1987
    DC22: 290
    DC21: 290
    LC classification: BL48.E413
    BISAC V2.8: REL054000
    Thema V1.0: QRAC, GBC
    Publisher
    Elsevier Australia
    Imprint name
    Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd
    Publication date
    31 December 1959
    Publication City/Country
    Marrickville
    Back cover copy
    In a book of great originality and scholarship, a noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will be of concern to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence.