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

A History of Religious Ideas

From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity v. 2

By: Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask (Translator)

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Published: 1st January 1982
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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.

Preface
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
Critical Bibliographies
Index
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ISBN: 9780226204031
ISBN-10: 0226204030
Series: History of Religious Ideas : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 1st January 1982
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 14.96  x 3.68
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Type: New edition