A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms

A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms

Mircea Eliade

Publish yr note: initially released in French lower than the name Histoire des croyances et des idées religieuses Vol3. De Mahomet à l'âge des Réformes Payot, Paris, 1978. First released in english in 1985

This quantity completes the immensely realized three-volume A heritage of spiritual Ideas. Eliade examines the flow of Jewish idea out of historical Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean zone and Europe, and the increase and diffusion of Islam from nearly the 6th in the course of the 17th centuries. Eliade's colossal wisdom of earlier and current scholarship offers a synthesis that's extraordinary. as well as reviewing contemporary interpretations of the person traditions, he explores the interactions of the 3 religions and exhibits their carrying on with mutual impression to be sophisticated yet unmistakable.

As in his past paintings, Eliade can pay specific cognizance to heresies, folks ideals, and cults of mystery knowledge, reminiscent of alchemy and sorcery, and maintains the dialogue, started in prior volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic culture of Tibetan Buddhism. those subcultures, he continues, are as very important because the better-known orthodoxies to a whole realizing of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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