SUNY series, Issues in the Study of Religion

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The Politics of Spirit

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

The Portugal Journal

The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal thinker on religion, during the period he served as a diplomat in Portugal.

The International Eliade

A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highlighting scholarship from outside the Anglophone world.

Critics Not Caretakers

A lively critique of the study of religion in the modern academy, one that makes the scholar of religion a cultural critic rather than a caretaker of a religious tradition or a guru dispensing timeless wisdom.

Changing Religious Worlds

Assesses Mircea Eliade's contribution to the contemporary understanding of religion and the academic study of religion.

The Politics of Myth

Examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell.