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

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 - 87 edition

ISBN13: 9780804715188

ISBN10: 0804715181

Violent Origins : Walter Burkert, Ren? Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation by Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly - ISBN 9780804715188
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Stanford University Press
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International: No
Violent Origins : Walter Burkert, Ren? Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation by Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly - ISBN 9780804715188

ISBN13: 9780804715188

ISBN10: 0804715181


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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.