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Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions
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Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Christian Wedemeyer and Wendy Doniger

Abstract

This book brings together an international group of leading scholars of religion to reflect in concert on the lives, works, and legacies of two of the twentieth century’s most influential historians of religions: Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade. Both men taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the “Chicago School” they are thought to have forged has had enormous impact on the way religion has been studied and written about ever since. While the extent of their influence is beyond question, the scholarly world has been deeply divided not only about the value of their work but al ... More

Keywords: Joachim Wach, Mircea Eliade, history of religions, Chicago School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Germany, Romania, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195394337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.001.0001

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Christian Wedemeyer, editor
History of Religions, University of Chicago Divini
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Wendy Doniger, editor
History of Religions, University of Chicago Divini
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