Understanding Religious Sacrifice  -     Edited By: Jeffrey Carter
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Understanding Religious Sacrifice

Edited By: Jeffrey Carter
Continuum / 2003 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: Continuum
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9.88 X 6.84 X 1.69 (inches)
ISBN: 0826448798
ISBN-13: 9780826448798
Series: Controversies in the Study of Religion

Publisher's Description

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 anthropology of religion and theories of religion will particularly value the historical organization and thematic analyses presented in this collection.

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