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Sacrifice and the body : Biblical anthropology and Christian self-understanding

Author: John Dunnill
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
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What is sacrifice? For many people today the word has negative overtones, suggesting loss, or death, or violence. But in religions, ancient and modern, the word is linked primarily to joyous feasting which puts people in touch with the deepest realities. John Dunnill's study brings together insights from social anthropology, biblical studies, liturgy and Trinitarian theology, exploring debates in sociology and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dunnill
ISBN: 9781409418825 1409418820 9781409418832 1409418839 9781472400482 1472400488
OCLC Number: 812687809
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why sacrifice? why the body? --
Explorations --
Economic body: communion sacrifice and the kingdom of God --
Purified body: expiatory sacrifice and justification --
Generative body: covenant sacrifice and the resurrection of the body --
On theological interpretation --
Dialogues --
Victimized body: a dialogue with René Girard --
Abused body: a dialogue with feminist theology --
Atoning body: a dialogue with Anselm and his followers --
Convivial body: a eucharistic trinitarian theology of sacrifice.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
Responsibility: by John Dunnill.
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