ELIADE, Mircea


ELIADE, Mircea
(1907-1988)
   Rumanian historian of RELIGION whose original ambition was to be a novelist. He became professor of Religious Studies at the University of Chicago in 1956 from where he exercised a vast influence on the development of RELIGIOUS STUDIES. Eliade's early novels, only recently translated into English, are said to have a FASCIST tinge raising doubts about some of his philosophical assumptions. His work reflects an interest in a highly MYTHICAL abstract SPIRITUALITY which has been strongly criticized by ANTHROPOLOGISTS and HISTORIANS for its detachment from empirical reality. It includes
   Yoga, Immortality and Freedom (1936), The Myth of the Eternal Return (1954) and Patterns in Comparative Religion (1958).

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