The Sacred and the Profane

Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 015679201X
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Religion

A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

The Sacred Is the Profane

Author: William Edward Arnal
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199757114
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Religion

The Sacred is the Profane collects nine essays by William Arnal and Russell McCutcheon that advance current scholarly debates on secularism-debates. The essays return, again and again, to the question of what "religion"—word and concept—accomplishes, now, for those who employ it, whether at the popular, political, or scholarly level. The focus here is on the efficacy, costs, and the tactical work carried out by dividing the world between religious and political, church and state, sacred and profane.

Baby You are My Religion

Author: Marie Cartier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317544715
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Religion

Baby, You Are My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar culture of the mid-20th Century should be interpreted as a sacred space for its community. Before Stonewall—when homosexuals were still deemed mentally ill—these bars were the only place where many could have any community at all. Baby, You are My Religion explores this community as a site of a lived corporeal theology and political space. It reveals that religious institutions such as the Metropolitan Community Church were founded in such bars, that traditional and non-traditional religious activities took place there, and that religious ceremonies such as marriage were often conducted within the bars by staff. Baby, You are My Religion examines how these bars became not only ecclesiastical sites but also provided the fertile ground for the birth of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall.


Author: Adolf Portmann
ISBN: 9004054170
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Parapsychology