For a secular return to the sacred: Raffaele Pettazzoni's last statement on the name of the science of religions

@article{Severino2015ForAS,
  title={For a secular return to the sacred: Raffaele Pettazzoni's last statement on the name of the science of religions},
  author={Valerio S. Severino},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={1 - 23}
}
Abstract In 1959, the president of the International Association for the History of Religions, Raffaele Pettazzoni, wrote the last notes of his life. Among these documents, there is a group of unpublished remarks: an attempt to outline the possible task of a unified study of religion, bridging the two dimensions – historical and phenomenological – as two facets of a single and general science of religions named ‘sacrology’. Pettazzoni had this new name in mind to meet the challenge of the… 
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