Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade - Theorists of Myth (Hardback)
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Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade - Theorists of Myth (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 24/11/1998
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This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analyses many of the controversial issues in Eliade's treatment of myth including whether Eliade's approach deals adequately with the relationship between myth and history and how Eliade's anti-modern perspective makes sense of myth in modern culture. A valuable resource for scholars in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and history, this book enables readers not only to understand "archaic" and "traditional" religious phenomena, but also to make sense of repressed and sublimated myth dimensions in modern secular life.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780824037208
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Douglas Allen's "Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade is important for its careful revision of this model, this reputation [of the mind's desire for 'eternal return']."
-Religious Studies Review
"Allen's work is a welcome contribution for those who seek a critical appreciation of Eliade's understanding of myth and religion."
-"Theological Studies
"Douglas Allen, professor of philosophy at the University of Maine, is the foremost authority on Eliade."
-Theology Digest, Winter 2002

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