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In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity--all are encompassed in this volume.
The Religions of Ancient China
Brahmanism and Hinduism: The First Philosophies and Techniques of Salvation
The Buddha and His Contemporaries
The Message of the Buddha: From the Terror of the Eternal Return to the Bliss of the Inexpressible
Roman Religion: From Its Origin to the Prosecution of the Bacchanals (ca. 186)
Celts, Germans, Thracians, and Getae
Orpheus, Pythagoras, and the New Eschatology
The History of Buddhism from Mahakasyapa to Nagarjuna. Jainism after Mahavira
The Hindu Synthesis:The Mahabharataand the Bhagavad Gita
The Ordeals of Judaism: From Apocalypse to Exaltation of the Torah
Syncretism and Creativity in the Hellenistic Period: The Promise of Salvation
New Iranian Syntheses
The Birth of Christianity
Paganism, Christianity, and Gnosis in the Imperial Period
The Twilight of the Gods
List of Abbreviations Present
Position of Studies: Problems and Progress
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ISBN: 9780226204031 ISBN-10: 0226204030 Series: History of Religious Ideas : Book 2 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 580 Published: 1st January 1982 Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 14.96
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Type: New edition