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By Douglas Allen

This multidisciplinary learn is the 1st publication committed totally to the severe interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on fable. some of the most renowned and influential historians and theorists of fable, Eliade argued that every one fantasy is non secular. Douglas Allen severely translates Eliade's theories of faith, delusion, and symbolism and analyses a number of the debatable matters in Eliade's therapy of fable together with even if Eliade's method bargains competently with the connection among delusion and historical past and the way Eliade's anti-modern point of view is smart of delusion in smooth tradition. A worthy source for students in spiritual reviews, philosophy, anthropology, and background, this ebook permits readers not just to appreciate 'archaic' and 'traditional' non secular phenomena, but in addition to make experience of repressed and sublimated fable dimensions in glossy secular life.

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