n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Valenţe Creştine În Gândirea Lui Mircea Eliade (Christian Valences in the Thought of Mircea Eliade), Adrian Boldişor : book review




To my knowledge, this is the first book to be published on Mircea Eliade's thought written by an Eastern Orthodox churchman. Professor Boldişor, the author, is not only a priest but he also holds a doctoral degree in the history of religions. Indeed, this volume is an enlarged version of his thesis. At the end of the first chapter the author states that "the discovery of Christian valences in Eliadean thought" is at the center of his work. "Eliade was influenced," he affirms, "more or less, implicitly or explicitly, by the milieu in which he was formed, Romanian Orthodoxy." Furthermore, the fact that Eliade's views have influenced Christians of all stripes is another proof of Eliade's Orthodoxy (p. 56). However, in many pages of his book, the author does not draw and explicit tie between Eliade's theories and Eastern Christian theology.


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