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Essential sacred writings from around the world

By: Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986
Material type: TextTextSan Francisco, CA HarperSanFrancisco 1992Description: xxv, 644p.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0062503049Subject(s): ReligionsLOC classification: BL74 .F76 1992
Contents:
1 Gods, goddesses, and supernatural beings. 2 Myths of creation and of origin. 3 Man and the sacred. 4 Death, afterlife, eschatology. 5 Specialists of the sacred; from medicine men to mystics and founders of religions. 6 Speculations on man and god
Abstract: '...this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and practices, and prayers and hymns.'
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Orig. pub. as From primitives to Zen; a thematic sourcebook of the history of religions, New York, Harper & Row, 1967.

1 Gods, goddesses, and supernatural beings.
2 Myths of creation and of origin.
3 Man and the sacred.
4 Death, afterlife, eschatology.
5 Specialists of the sacred; from medicine men to mystics and founders of religions.
6 Speculations on man and god

'...this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and practices, and prayers and hymns.'

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