Mircea Eliade
#199 Overall Influence

Mircea Eliade

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Mircea Eliade was a Romanian-American historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. One of his most instrumental contributions to religious studies was his theory of eternal return, which holds that myths and rituals do not simply commemorate hierophanies, but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta

Public state university in Kolkata, West Bengal

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University of Bucharest
University of Bucharest

University in Romania

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#61 World Rank
History
#113 World Rank
Anthropology
#140 World Rank
Philosophy
#267 World Rank
Literature