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Sacrifice and modern thought

Author: Julia T Meszaros; Johannes Zachhuber
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Leading specialists in theology, anthropology, religious studies and history elucidate the modern debate about sacrifice from interest shown in the 16th century through to the present day. Individual chapters discuss anthropological theories theological controversies, philosophical interpretations, and literary uses of sacrifice.
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Sacrifice and modern thought.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia T Meszaros; Johannes Zachhuber
ISBN: 9780191764752 0191764752
OCLC Number: 940606564
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Modern Discourse on Sacrifice and its Theological Background ; 2. Sacrifice as self-destructive love : why autonomy should still matter to feminists ; 3. Sacrifice, Atonement and Renewal: Intersections between Girard, Kristeva and von Balthasar ; 4. Sacrifice and the self ; 5. Sacrificial Cults as the Mysterious Centre of Every Religion : A Girardian Assessment of Aby Warburg s Theory of Religion ; 6. From Slaughtered Lambs to Dedicated Lives: Sacrifice as Value-Bestowal ; 7. Sacrifice as Refusal ; 8. Sacrifice in Recent Roman Catholic Thought: From Paradox to Polarity, and Back Againa ; 9. Using Hubert and Mauss to think about sacrifice ; 10. The Aztec Sacrificial Complex ; 11. Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian. Finding God in Evil ; 12. Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The debate about ebo-rituals in the Americas ; 13. Apocalypse and Sacrifice in Modern Film: American Exceptionalism and a Scandinavian Alternative ; 14. Human Sacrifice and the Literary Imagination
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