The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion
A classic work that aims to clarify in an accessible fashion without oversimplifying the difference between the religious person and the modern worldly person. The great merit of the author is the ability to write in a understandable fashion despite his immense depth of thought and wealth of knowledge and culture. This book is divided into four chapters dedicated to sacred time, sacred space, sacred nature and our sacred selves. The chapter on sacred nature examines the main natural hierophanies of various religions, from the most archaic to the last monotheist religions.