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Mircea Eliade

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archetype

archetype  

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An original which has been imitated; (in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.
Comparative mythology

Comparative mythology  

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To study comparative mythology is to study myth as a philological, religious, psychological, or philosophical phenomenon, usually by way by way of explicit or implicit comparisons of mythologies or ...
Deity concept

Deity concept  

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Deities are metaphors for— cultural dreams of—our ultimate progenitors, and psychology has taught us how important our mental depictions and memories of our parents are to any real understanding of ...
Eliade, Mircea

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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Mircea Eliade was a scholar of world religions and the original classifier of cosmogonic myths into the basic types. Eliade

Eliade, Mircea

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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(1907–1986)

Romanian born historian of religions whose early research was into religious experience in Hindu traditions, especially yoga

Eliade, Mircea

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Mircea Eliade was born in Bucharest, Romania, on 13 March 1907. Although Romanian records give his date of birth as

Eliade, Mircea

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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(1907–86).

Advocate of what is called ‘history of religions’, which in his case is better seen as an

Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Cassirer  

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(1874–1945)German Neo-Kantian, who resigned as Rector of Hamburg University in 1933, and subsequently taught at various universities in England and the United States. His main ambition was to develop ...
eternal return

eternal return  

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The image of cycles in which the universe returns to re-enact exactly the same course of events is common to many religions, and was a theme of much Greek thought, including that of the Stoics. ...
Langdon Brown Gilkey

Langdon Brown Gilkey  

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(1919–)Langdon Gilkey was born on 9 February 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Charles Gilkey, was a theological liberal and the first Dean of the Chapel at the University ...
Long, Charles H.

Long, Charles H.  

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A student of the myth and religion scholar Mircea Eliade (see also Eliade, Mircea), Charles H. Long is the author of Alpha: The Myths of Creation. In this work he ...
New mythology

New mythology  

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Mythologists are always asked about myth today. If, as Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, and others have claimed, mythical consciousness and mythmaking are so important to our individual and ...
Ontological myths

Ontological myths  

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Ontology is the branch of philosophy concerned with being. An ontological myth is one that explores the nature of existence, of ultimate reality. It might be argued that all religious ...
Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich  

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(1886–1965)US theologian and philosopher, born in Germany, whose work addressed the crucial implications for Christianity raised by existentialist philosophers of the twentieth century and who ...
shaman

shaman  

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[De]An individual believed to have special magical powers; a sorcerer or witch doctor. A medicine man in ‘primitive’ societies, often with supernatural powers, who was capable of healing or harming.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson Altizer

Thomas Jonathan Jackson Altizer  

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(1927–)Thomas J. J. Altizer was born on 28 September 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and grew up in Charleston, West Virginia. He is a descendant and namesake of Confederate general ...
time

time  

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Times change and we with time proverbial saying, late 16th century, meaning that we adapt in response to changes in the world around us; English equivalent of Latin tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur ...

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