9780226203928-0226203921-Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions

Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions

ISBN-13: 9780226203928
ISBN-10: 0226203921
Edition: Later prt.
Author: Eliade, Mircea
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 148 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226203928
ISBN-10: 0226203921
Edition: Later prt.
Author: Eliade, Mircea
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 148 pages

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Acknowledged authors Eliade, Mircea wrote Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions comprising 148 pages back in 1978. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226203921 and 9780226203928. Since then Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the period domoninated by the triumphs of scientific rationalism, how do we account for the extraordinary success of such occult movements as astrology or the revival of witchcraft? From his perspective as a historian of religions, the eminent scholar Mircea Eliade shows that such popular trends develop from archaic roots and periodically resurface in certain myths, symbols, and rituals. In six lucid essays collected for this volume, Eliade reveals the profound religious significance that lies at the heart of many contemporary cultural vogues.

Since all of the essays except the last were originally delivered as lectures, their introductory character and lively oral style make them particularly accessible to the intelligent nonspecialist. Rather than a popularization, Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions is the fulfillment of Eliade's conviction that the history of religions should be read by the widest possible audience.

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