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Violent Origins : Walter Burkert, Ren? Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation - 87 edition

Violent Origins : Walter Burkert, Ren? Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation (ISBN10: 0804715181; ISBN13: 9780804715188)
ISBN13: 978-0804715188
ISBN10: 0804715181

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0804713702
ISBN10: 0804713707

Summary: Burkert, Girard, and Smith hold important and contradictory theories about the nature and origin of ritual sacrifice, and the role violence plays in religion and culture. These papers and conversations derive from a conference that pursued the possibility and utility of a general theory of religion and culture, especially one based on violence. The special value of this volume is the conversations as such--the real record of working scholars engaged with one another's theories, as th
ey make and meet challenges, and move and maneuver. Book jacket.
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Summary: Burkert, Girard, and Smith hold important and contradictory theories about the nature and origin of ritual sacrifice, and the role violence plays in religion and culture. These papers and conversations derive from a conference that pursued the possibility and utility of a general theory of religion and culture, especially one based on violence. The special value of this volume is the conversations as such--the real record of working scholars engaged with one another's theories, as they make and meet challenges, and move and maneuver. Book jacket. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 87
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published: 11/28/1988
International: No



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