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From Primitives to Zen: A Thematic Sourcebook of the History of Religions

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Originally published under the title FROM PRIMITIVES TO ZEN, this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and prac ...more
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Published February 28th 1978 by Harpercollins College Division (first published 1967)
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میرچا الیاده، اسطوره شناس معروف، در درس های اسطوره شناسی خودش متوجه شد که متن درسی واحدی وجود نداره که اسطوره ها و آیین های مختلف رو به صورت موضوع بندی شده و یکجا جمع آوری کرده باشه، و مدرّس اسطوره شناسی، باید مدام به کتاب های مختلف ارجاع بده که چه بسا خیلی از دانشجوها نتونن یا نخوان تهیه شون کنن.
این شد که این کتاب رو نوشت تا یه متن درسی جامع داشته باشه: اومد و اسطوره ها و آیین های مختلف رو از کتاب های مقدّس یا گزارش های مردم شناسانه از اقوام مختلف جمع آوری کرد، موضوع بندی و دسته بندی کرد، و در
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An amazing collection of texts, oral traditions, myths, etc. Read this in college and I STILL pick it up. Seriously some amazing pieces in this. The beginning of my relationship with Eliade.
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A very useful collection of mythological sources from various cultures.
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