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Birth of Mircea Eliade, Scholar of Religion

Mircea Eliade

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Mircea Eliade is born in Bucharest, Romania. Usually associated with the "Chicago School" of religious studies, Eliade's work will become influential in the academic study of religion.

Eliade will argue that religion cannot be studied or understood through traditional, reductionist methodologies like those used in psychology or sociology. Instead, religion has to be approached entirely on its own terms.

Mircea Eliade also argues 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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