The Life and Work of Ernesto de Martino: Italian Perspectives on Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Modern Study of Religion (Numen Book #173) (Hardcover)

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The Life and Work of Ernesto de Martino: Italian Perspectives on Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Modern Study of Religion (Numen Book #173) (Hardcover)

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In The Life and Work of Ernesto de Martino: Italian Perspectives on Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Modern Study of Religion, Flavio A. Geisshuesler offers a comprehensive study of one of Italy's most colorful historians of religions. The book inserts de Martino's dramatic life trajectory within the intellectual climate and the socio-political context of his age in order to offer a fresh perspective on the evolution of the discipline of religious studies during the 20th century. Demonstrating that scholarship on religion was animated by moments of fear of the apocalypse, it brings de Martino's perspective into conversation with Mircea Eliade, Claude L vi-Strauss, and Clifford Geertz in order to recover an Italian approach that promises to redeem religious studies as a relevant and revitalizing field of research in the contemporary climate of crisis.
Flavio A. Geisshuesler earned Ph.D. degrees from the universities of Virginia (USA) and Bern (Switzerland). He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), where he applies the interdisciplinary perspective of the Italian School of History of Religions to contemplative practices in Indo-Tibetan tantra.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004457706
ISBN-10: 9004457704
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: July 29th, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Numen Book