Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom
Bryan Rennie received a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.
(Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Elia...)
Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Eliade's thought which allows less familiar readers to approach Eliade with a greater clarity and precision. Foreword by Mac Linscott Ricketts, a leading translator of Eliade's writings.
(Assesses Mircea Eliade's contribution to the contemporary...)
Assesses Mircea Eliade's contribution to the contemporary understanding of religion and the academic study of religion.
(A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highl...)
A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highlighting scholarship from outside the Anglophone world.
(Religion, Terror and Violence brings together a group of ...)
Religion, Terror and Violence brings together a group of distinguished scholars from a range of backgrounds and disciplines to explore the claim that acts of violence – most spectacularly the attack of September 11, 2001 and the international reaction to it – were intimately linked to cultural and social authorizing processes that could be called 'religious.'
(Mircea Eliade was one of the most successful and influent...)
Mircea Eliade was one of the most successful and influential historians of religion. His interpretation of religious experience continues to inform the study of religious practice today. 'Mircea Eliade: A Critical Reader' presents essays both by and about Eliade, covering his life and thought, notably his contribution to our understanding of the sacred and the profane, symbol, myth and folklore. The volume examines Eliade's methodology and provides a significant critique of his work. The impact of Eliade's biography, politics and career on his thinking are also discussed.
Bryan Rennie studied at the University of Edinburgh, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977, a Master of Arts in 1988, and a Ph.D. in 1991.
Bryan Rennie is the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Religion at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Reconstructing Eliade: Making Sense of Religion, also published by SUNY Press.
(Religion, Terror and Violence brings together a group of ...)2008
(Provides a coherent and defensible interpretation of Elia...)1996
(Assesses Mircea Eliade's contribution to the contemporary...)2000
(A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highl...)2007
(Mircea Eliade was one of the most successful and influent...)2014
Bryan Rennie is a member of the North American Association for the Study of Religion, American Academy of Religion, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and American Philosophical Association.
On October 19, 1990, Rennie married Rachela Permenter, a professor of English.