Ioan Petru Culianu (), Romanian-born historian of religions, essayist and fiction writer, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Divinity. CULIANU, IOAN PETRU (January 5, –May 21, ), a scholar of Romanian origin, was born in Iaşi, Romania. He descended from ancestors who played. The present essay aims at analysing a work of fantastical prose fiction written by Ioan Petru Culianu in English (yet still unpublished in its original language).

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Apr 07, Michael Matejka rated ion liked it. About Ioan Petru Culianu. But it is also informed by his earlier readings and reflections on two cu,ianu aspects of the religious experience: Laurentiu Vladoiu rated it it was amazing Nov 19, The analysis of literary texts from a religious perspective can thus be a serious bridge of dialogue between Theology and the modern world.

Return to Book Page. Dec 09, Bekka rated it really liked it. Culianu was murdered in the University of Chicago’s Swift Hall, a crime that remains unsolved.

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The book introduced me to new perspectives on Renaissance magic after having read a growing number of books on the subject and gave me new lines of ioa to pursue. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. The interpretation focuses on the Emerald Goddess, the most mysterious character in the short story, who abides within an emerald, and who is at the centre of a rich symbolic constellation.

He points out that the working of phantasy is fundamental to comprehend magical processes in the Renaissance, since magic pettru primarily directed to affect human imagination through the manipulation of phantams images in Greek. This book should be of interest to those interested in the history of science, since early scientific thinking grew out of the philosophical study of magic. Ben rated it really liked culiqnu Dec 05, The author has an intensive knowledge of the topic.


Once the fine details behind the science of pneuma, the universal medium of fantasy, is laid down, the going is smoother, and by the end all of the strange particulars are assembled into a very clear and very surprising picture of how the Church, quantitative science, petdu iconoclasm have contributed to the exile of magic from our culture. Eseuri despre gnoza si alte studii Romanian Edition.

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Edited by Ioan Petru Culianu. Dalton Mortimer rated it it was amazing Aug 07, With reference to several works of Romanian literature, he has shown that there are certain meanings of some literary creations which can come out only by making reference to the religious meanings that the post modern man is no longer conscious of.

Kat rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Iter in silvis Vol. Material in this series spans the yearsand includes drafts of writings about Eliade by Culianu and other colleagues; editorial and personal correspondence; reprints of Eliade’s writings; and memorial material such as obituaries.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Justin rated it liked it Jul 25, This early phase in his scholarly career and experiential transformation, marked by his trip to India, is also very important in terms of understanding the further developments of his ideas on history of religions, as well as to evince the ground on which Eliade built his own — never confessed — private religious belief.

Ioan Petru Culianuhistorian of religions, essayist and fiction writer, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Divinity Oetru. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Bojan rated it it was amazing Mar 05, The fourth and last volume of Eliade’s A History of Religious Ideas was edited and published in German inand a long and significant scientific correspondence between the two scholars has been preserved in the Culianu family archive. The title is spot-on: Culianu Ioan Petru – Eros si magie in Renastere A stern reminder of my own ignorance. Scrieri politice The sin against the Holy Spirit: Writings by Culianu Series IV: Firstly, this study will take a short look at this aspect of the history letru philosophy.

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Quotes from Eros and Magic in Paperbackpages. Please try your request again later. Mihai Popa petrh it really liked it Feb 19, Radu rated it really liked it Jul 29, In these respects, Couliano suggests, magic is the precursor of the modern psychological and sociological sciences, and the magician is the distant ancestor of the psychoanalyst and the advertising and publicity agent.


He served as professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago from to his death, and culoanu previously taught the history of Romanian culture at the University of Groningen. This is not superstitious hocus-pocus, but rather a serious theological and philosophical study of the rise of Hermetic thought which presages modern psychology and science of the brain.

He adopted a fresh approach to the study of different variants of Gnosticism, aiming to trace in his books on Western dualisms the two editions of which are different from one vulianu the different types of Gnostic exegesis applied to the first paragraphs of the Book of Genesisfrom the early Gnostics to some contemporary Gnostic-fashioned thinkers and artists. Very difficult, deeply interesting. Daca cititorul face parte din categoria b si are curiozitatea sa rasfoiasca putin, bravo lui, s-ar putea sa aiba sansa unei cylianu reusite.

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