A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries (Paperback)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the History of Religious Ideas series.
- #2: History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity (Paperback): This book is not available online
- #3: History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms (Paperback): $27.50
"No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was one of the most influential scholars of religion of the 20th century and one of the world’s foremost interpreters of religious symbolism and myth. Eliade was the author of many works of scholarship and fiction, including A History of Religious Ideas and ten novels.