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ISBN: 9780226204031 - A History of Religious Ideas: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity v. 2
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A History of Religious Ideas: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity v. 2

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Mircea Eliade

ISBN: 9780226204031
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Edition: New edition


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Illuminates the creative moments of the major traditions from prehistoric times through classical Greece arguing that religious values and meaning grew with social and technological innovation.

 

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In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religous ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religion, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity - all are encompassed in this volume.