History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask
In quantity 2 of this enormous paintings, Mircea Eliade keeps his magisterial development during the background of spiritual rules. The religions of historical China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the delivery of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.
Eschatological proclamation of the Gospels and should have been neglected. For the defenders of the Torah, besides the fact that, the Christians gave the impression of the Jewish renegades who, among ca. a hundred seventy five and 164, prompt apostasy and assimilation (ibid., p. 314). bankruptcy 26. Hellenistic Syncretism and Creativity 205. The religions of the Hellenistic interval are awarded within the first-class paintings via Carl Schneider, Kulturgeschichte des Hellenismus, vol. 2 (Munich, 1969), pp. 838 ff. (on the international gods, with an.
Judaism, 270 Munir, 160-61 Minerva, 125-26 Ming t’ang (ritual palace), 16-17 “Miraculous powers” (siddhis), in Yoga, 68-69, 78-79, 102, 104-5 Missions, earliest Christian, � 221 Mithra, 307-8; Mysteries of, �217 Mithraism: diffusion of, �218; similarities of, to Christianity, 328 Mjollnir, 164 Moira, 188 Moksadharma, fifty one, fifty two Monasticism, Christian, 413-14 “Mother of the World,” 29 mukti, fifty nine Mutilation, within the Mysteries of Cybele, 285-86 Mysteries: of Attis and Cybele, � 207; of Dionysus, �.
Mani-chaeanism, 390, 391, 393 Prodigies, in Roman faith, 133 Prometheus, 187 proskynesis, 204-5 Proverbs, publication of, 258 pudgala, the human individual, 96-97, 213 Purana Kassapa, eighty four purusa (spirit), fifty two, fifty four ff., 57-59, 65, 69-70, ninety two, ninety six, 244 Pythagoras, 176, 193-96, �183 Pythagorean conventicles, 195 Quirinus, �166 Qoheleth, 259 ff. Qumran, the Essenes at, 352 ff. Ragnarok, the, 157, 164, 168-70 Rajagrha, council at, 210-11 Reintegration, notion of, in ancient China, �130 Relics of the Buddha,.
extra rebirth; (3) the degree “Without Return” is whilst the monk, having certainly and completely freed himself from mistakes, doubts, and needs, could be reborn in a divine physique and should then receive deliverance; and (4) the final stage is that of the “Deserving One” (arhat), who, purged of all impurities and passions, endowed with supernatural knowledge and awesome powers (siddhis), will reach nirvana on the end of his lifestyles. 159. thoughts of meditation and their illumination by means of “wisdom” It.
Gods, the Aesir and the Vanir. The former are grouped round Odinn and Thor. 05inn, their leader, is the god-king-magician; Thor, the god with the hammer, is the great celestial champion. against this, the Vanir are the gods of fecundity and wealth. Attacked by way of the Aesir, the Vanir withstand; but, as Snorri Sturluson places it, “now one facet, now the opposite, gained the victory.” Wearied by means of this expensive alternation of semisuccesses, the Aesir and the Vanir make peace; the executive Vanir divinities settle.