Ciprian Iulian TOROCZKAI
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Teologie „Andrei Șaguna”
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Ioan Petru Culianu’s Conception on Literature
The present study is focused on excavating (from interviews, fictional literature, diary pages etc.) a coherent conception of Ioan Petru Culianu’s on literature. The historian of religions understood literature as myth (a secular and non-ritual myth, nevertheless a proper one) – therefore, literature is for him not simply a passtime, but the crux and culmination of his scientific studies. His literary method thus also serves as camouflage of his scientific method, always working in codependence with it.
Keywords: history of religions, Entzauberung der Welt, Ioan Petru Culianu, literary method as scientific method