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Violent origins : Walter Burkert, René Girard & Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formation

Author: Walter Burkert; René Girard; Jonathan Z Smith; Robert Hamerton-Kelly
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes papers and conversations that derive from a conference that pursued the possibility and utility of a general theory of religion and culture, especially one based on violence.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Burkert; René Girard; Jonathan Z Smith; Robert Hamerton-Kelly
ISBN: 0804713707 9780804713702 0804715181 9780804715188
OCLC Number: 14272973
Description: xiii, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Religion and ritual / Burton Mack --
Generative scapegoating / René Girard --
The problem of ritual killing / Walter Burkert --
The domestication of sacrifice / Jonathan Z. Smith --
Anthropological commentary / Renato Rosaldo.
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly, with an introduction by Burton Mack and a commentary by Renato Rosaldo.

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'This fascinating book is the result of a conference that brought together, for the purpose of debate and dialogue, the authors of some of the most important, current theories about the origins and Read more...

 
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