Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade

(page numbers refer to the manuscript version)

Acknowledgments i

Contributors iii

Introduction 1


Roger Corless, "Building on Eliade’s Magnificent Failure" 25

Russell McCutcheon, "Methods, Theories, and the Terrors of History: Closing the Eliadean Era with Dignity" 35

Robert Segal, "Are There Modern Myths?" 54


Tim Murphy, "Eliade, Subjectivity, and Hermeneutics" 67

Allan Larsen, "The Phenomenology of Mircea Eliade" 87

Carl Olson, "Eliade, the Comparative Method, Historical Context and Difference" 101


Mac Linscott Ricketts, "The United States’ Response to Mircea Eliade’s Fiction" 127

Rachela Permenter, "Romantic Postmodernism and the Literary Eliade" 149

Mircea Eliade, "The Man Who Could Read Stones" 181


Norman Girardot, "Smiles and Whispers: Nostalgic Reflections on Mircea Eliade’s Significance for the Study of Religion" 219

Wendell Charles Beane, "Methodological, Pedagogical, and Philosophical Reflections on Mircea Eliade as Historian of Religions" 249

Mircea Eliade, "Conversation with an Indian Nationalist " 285

and "Intermezzo: Fragments from a Civil Revolt" 297


Douglas Allen, "Mircea Eliade’s View of the Study of Religion as the Basis for Cultural and Spiritual Renewal" 307

David Cave, "Eliade’s Interpretation of Sacred Space and its Role Towards the Cultivation of Virtue" 349

William Paden, "The Concept of World Habitation: Eliadean Linkages with a New Comparativism" 369


Bryan Rennie, "The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade: A Concluding Essay" 385

Bibliography 415