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Death of Mircea Eliade, Religious Scholar

Mircea Eliade

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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.

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