Item description for Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade (Theorists of Myth) by Douglas Allen...
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 analyzes 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Apr 26, 2002
ISBN 0415939399 ISBN13 9780415939393
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More About Douglas Allen
Douglas Allen is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy department at the University of Maine. He is the author of Structure and Creativity in Religion (1978) and Culture and Self: Philosophical and ReligiousPerspectives (1997).
Douglas Allen was born in 1941.
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