The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask


within the Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that whereas modern humans think their international is totally profane, or secular, they nonetheless every now and then locate themselves attached unconsciously to the reminiscence of whatever sacred. It's this premise that either drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in area, time, nature and the cosmos, and lifestyles itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human event.

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