By Christian Wedemeyer, Wendy Doniger
This quantity includes papers provided at a convention marking the fiftieth anniversary of Joachim Wach's demise, and the centennial of Mircea Eliade's start. Its function is to re-evaluate either the frustrating, separate legacies of those significant twentieth-century historians of religions, and the bearing of those legacies upon one another. presently after Wach's dying in 1955, Eliade succeeded him because the premier historian of religions on the college of Chicago. accordingly, the 2 were linked to one another in lots of people's minds because the successive leaders of the so-called "Chicago tuition" within the historical past of religions. actually, as this quantity makes transparent, there by no means was once a monolithic Chicago institution. even supposing Wach reportedly stated Eliade because the such a lot astute historian of religions of the day; the 2 by no means met, and their ways to the examine of religions differed considerably. a number of dominant concerns run throughout the essays accumulated the following: the connection among the 2 men's writings and their lives, and in Eliade's case, the connection among his political commitments and his writings in fiction, background of religions, and autobiography. either men's contributions to the sector proceed to impress controversy and debate, and this quantity sheds new gentle on those controversies and what they show approximately those `scholars' legacies.
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PART I Joachim Wach Contexts, Categories, and Controversy This page intentionally left blank 1 Joachim Wach between the George Circle and Weber’s Typology of Religious Communities Hans G. Kippenberg To call Joachim Wach (1898–1955) one of the founding fathers of religious studies seems strange. com gives links to secondhand booksellers that offer them for a suspiciously low price; and none today would advocate his peculiar notion of the sociology of religion, strictly separated from sociology and surrendered to religious studies.
Kippenberg To call Joachim Wach (1898–1955) one of the founding fathers of religious studies seems strange. com gives links to secondhand booksellers that offer them for a suspiciously low price; and none today would advocate his peculiar notion of the sociology of religion, strictly separated from sociology and surrendered to religious studies. In addition to the symptoms of a fading scholarly legacy, uncertainty exists regarding his precise place in the history of the discipline. 2 Wach’s social typology of religious communities, Schoeps added, was directed critically against 1.
In Schopenhauer’s view, art provides us with a way of becoming free from “will” through the contemplation of ideas. It provides human beings with occasional ﬂights from the world of appearances and its pressures—hence, a transitory salvation.
Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade by Christian Wedemeyer, Wendy Doniger