The Portugal Journal (SUNY series, Issues in the Study of Religion)

The Portugal Journal (SUNY series, Issues in the Study of Religion)

Mircea Eliade

The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal philosopher on faith, in the course of the interval he served as a diplomat in Portugal.

Detailing a desirable, hitherto unknown interval within the lifetime of one of many 20th century's preeminent intellectuals, The Portugal Journal was once written by means of Mircea Eliade from 1941-1945, while he served as a diplomat in Lisbon. Eliade's paintings as a theorist of faith has been the manager effect on how faith is known and studied in modern instances and he's additionally more and more renowned as a author of fiction and drama. lengthy awaited through readers, The Portugal Journal is the just one of Eliade's journals to be released in its entirety, unedited through its writer. right here, Eliade writes frankly, every now and then approximately issues that he may possibly by no means deliver himself to make public, together with his courting with the Iron protect, his issues of hypersexuality, his spiritual ideals and activities, his admiration for René Guénon, and his sufferings and negative grief either ahead of and after his wife's death.

The Portugal magazine makes transparent the confessional caliber of Eliade’s engagement within the heritage of religions … His scholarship emerges from and echoes his personal self-proclaimed Christian ‘paganism,’ and this paganism, celebrating prehistory and the possibility of a new humanity, parallels the fascism of the Iron protect, its social gathering of blood and soil.” — Rain Taxi

"With WWII because the old context, this magazine is attention-grabbing to learn simply because Eliade invitations the reader into the inner of his brain. The magazine is replete with existential pathos, nervousness, loss, worry, probability, anguish, sorrow, and chuffed moments. Readers should be rewarded with a few surprises, with out political apologies for being at the flawed facet throughout the war." — Carl Olson, writer of The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A look for the Centre

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