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Understanding religious sacrifice : a reader /

edited by Jeffrey Carter.

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Names: Carter, Jeffrey,
Published: London ; Continuum, 2003.
Series: Controversies in the study of religion.
Topics: Sacrifice. | RELIGION - Reference. | Opfer | Religion | Offer. | Anthologie.
Online Access: Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 467 pages).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 454-460) and index.
ISBN: 9781441109217 (electronic bk.)
1441109218 (electronic bk.)

Summary: This volume provides a thorough introduction to the major classic and modern writings dealing with religious sacrifice. Collected here are twenty five influential selections, each with a brief introduction addressing the overall framework and assumptions of its author. As they present different theories and examples of sacrifice, these selections also discuss important concepts in religious studies such as the origin of religion, totemism, magic, symbolism, violence, structuralism and ritual performance. Students of comparative religion, ritual studies, the history of religions, the anthropolo.
Other Names: Carter, Jeffrey, 1963-

More Details for: Understanding religious sacrifice : a re