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Talk:The Sacred and the Profane
presumably v. popularized? I'm not sure Eliade actually coined either of these terms, but he was the first to really get them into philosophical talk. is "popularized" the better term?--En attendant Godot"Such is life." 12:28, 3 March 2009 (EST)
- It is the title of a book by Mircea Eliade, although Wikipedia says that Emile Durkheim, one of the three granddaddies of sociology, made much of the concept before Eliade did. ListenerXTalkerX 02:00, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
- I largely rewrote the beginning because while there is some concept by Durkhiem, it's largely fleshed out by Eliade, and this specific title is a book. If someone wants to retitle it to be just "sacred" or something, that would be workable. But as it stands, it's not really about Durkheim, and I'm unconvinced his writings are really all that developed though they clearly are the seeds for Eliade, by his own words.--GodotL'important c'est d'aimer 15:53, 8 August 2012 (UTC)