A History of Religious Ideas: From the stone age to the Eleusinian mysteries

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University of Chicago Press, 1985 - Religion
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Examines the religions of ancient China, Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, and Christianity, and explores each one's philosophical concepts.

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User Review  - bfgar - LibraryThing

One of the best histories of religion I've ever read. Since it comes from an anthropological viewpoint, there is little of "this religion, good ... this religion, bad." It simply presents the data and allows the reader to form his or her own opinions. Read full review

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User Review  - zhenya_sam - LibraryThing

It is a wonderful book. It gives you a comprehensive and coherent story of religious ideas starting from the Stone Age and ending with Judaism, Greek methodology, and India before Buddha. Eliade is a ... Read full review

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The Discovery of Agriculture
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A lost paradise 9 Work technology
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