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Religion of the gods : ritual, paradox, and reflexivity

Author: Kimberley C Patton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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This text seeks to explain an enigmatic image common to many of the world religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, that of the God who worships. Drawing on an array of comparative evidence, Patton suggests a theory of 'divine reflexivity'.
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Patton, Kimberley C. (Kimberley Christine), 1958-
Religion of the gods.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2005018935
(OCoLC)60839322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley C Patton
ISBN: 9780199723287 0199723281 1281930865 9781281930866
OCLC Number: 310971404
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 490 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the problem of sacrificing gods --
Ancient Greek gods in ritual performance --
The wider Indo-European world : polytheism --
The peoples of the book : monotheism and divine ritual --
Conclusion: "religion of the gods."
Responsibility: Kimberley Christine Patton.
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