Ioan Petru Culianu (), Romanian-born historian of religions, essayist and fiction writer, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Divinity. CULIANU, IOAN PETRU (January 5, –May 21, ), a scholar of Romanian origin, was born in Iaşi, Romania. He descended from ancestors who played. The present essay aims at analysing a work of fantastical prose fiction written by Ioan Petru Culianu in English (yet still unpublished in its original language).

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Retrieved from ” https: Writings by Others, consists of colleagues’ manuscripts sent to Culianu for review, organized alphabetically by author; two files of student papers; and a a large collection of reprints, periodicals and photocopied texts, filed chronologically.

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And written by a young but well loved University of Chicago professor who was heavily into politics and the occult, only to be murdered in mysterious circumstances? By analyzing the phantasmagorical background of different religious techniques of humanists like Marsilio Ficino and Giordano BrunoCulianu demonstrated how the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century censure of Renaissance imagination played a huge role in evacuating from the European religious scene the baffling techniques of manipulation through magic.

Very good, scholarly book. He lived in France ioah the Netherlands before arriving at the University of Chicago as a visiting lecturer, and then became a professor in the Divinity School. To the scholar the transition from a society based on magic to a modern one based on science is explicable primarily by a change in the imaginary see Eros and magic, p.


Not for the faint of intellect — it took me three tries to really understand it — but once you do a door opens into a whole new understanding of Renaissance philosophy. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mircea Eliade by Ioan Petru Culianu

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads petr. Having completed three doctorates and being proficient in six languages, Culianu specialized in Renaissance magic and mysticism.

The discovery of invariants along two millennia in religious and secular paradigms concerning the exegesis of Genesis showed Culianu determined to engage a new type of approach to cognitive studies. Material in this series spans the yearswith the bulk of material dating from ioah It’s humbling to confront how little I’m aware of what preoccupied the greatest minds of the Renaissance, and this is a mere introduction to the the thought of Ficino, Mirandola, and Bruno.

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Culianu had divorced his first wife, and at the time of his death was engaged to Hillary Wiesner, a year-old graduate student at Harvard University.

Fantasmele nihilismului; Secretul doctorului Eliade. There, after a stint as visiting professorhe became a professor at the University of Chicago. Culianu inherited from Eliade the interest for the comparative study of religion and groundbreaking themes, for different axial fields of the discipline, for literature — after Culianu published novels in Romanian as well as in Italian and English — and for modern Romanian culture.

Low to High Price: Particularly interesting are the articles appeared in the last Culianu, when he was trying to develop a new paradigm of knowledge in the Humanities, concentrating in the study of the mind. He has been also a pioneer in the study of the historical vicissitudes that caused imagination to change from a civilization based on magic, as it was the Renaissance, to the modern one based on science.


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The interpretation focuses on the An expert in gnosticism and Renaissance magiche was encouraged and befriended by Mircea Eliadethough he gradually distanced himself from his mentor. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Mircea Eliade by Ioan Petru Culianu. Much of this material was compiled shortly after Eliade’s death inand relates to Culianu’s work as his literary executor.

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Hans Jonas Meanwhile some work of his last period pertaining to the introduction of cognitive sciences’ methods into the frame of religious studies was sometimes criticized.

I can hardly do justice to this brilliant history of the development of magic during the Renaissance. Ultimele povestiri Romanian Edition.

He became a friend, and later the literary executorof Mircea Eliadethe famous historian of religions. Learn more at Author Central. The book introduced me to new perspectives on Renaissance magic after having read a growing number of books on the subject and gave me new lines of inquiry to pursue. When quoting material from this peyru, the preferred citation is: