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William Paden

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The Concept of World Habitation: Eliadean Linkages with a New Comparativism.

William E. Paden

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William Paden has his Ph.D. in the History of Religions from Claremont Graduate School (1967), he is Professor and chair of the Religion Department at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Religious Worlds: The Comparative Study of Religions (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988; 2nd ed. 1994), which has been translated into Japanese and German, and of Interpreting the Sacred: Ways of Seeing Religion (Boston: Beacon Press, 1992). Of his many articles, of particular relevance is: "Before the Sacred became Theological: Rereading the Durkheimian Legacy," in Religion and Reductionism: Essays on Eliade, Segal, and the Challenge of the Social Sciences for the Study of Religion, edited by Thomas A. Idinopulos and Edward Yonan (Leiden: Brill, 1994).