Death of Mircea Eliade, Religious Scholar Hot

Death of Mircea Eliade, Religious Scholar

Mircea Eliade

Timeline of History

History Topics
History of Science
Countries

Mircea Eliade dies in Chicago, Illinois. Usually associated with the "Chicago School" of religious studies, Eliade's work has become influential in the academic study of religion.

Eliade argued that religion cannot be studied or understood through traditional, reductionist methodologies like those employed in psychology or sociology. Instead, religion must be approached entirely on its own terms.

Mircea Eliade also argued that the one thing which all religions have in common and which differentiates all religions from any other human beliefs or pursuits is some irreducible element of the "sacred" in human experience.

Video

Mircea Eliade

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Tennessee Farmer John Butler, Author of Anti-Evolution Law, Says Scopes Fine is too Small
Georgia Rep. William Upshaw Introduces Anti-Evolution Bill in U.S. Congress
Emperor Diocletian Appoints Maximian as Caesar & Co-Ruler
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is Burned Down by Herostratus in Quest for Fame
Himmler Admonishes Heydrich about Attacking Werner Heisenberg