Understanding Religious Sacrifice: A Reader (Controversies in the Study of Religion)

Understanding Religious Sacrifice: A Reader (Controversies in the Study of Religion)


This quantity presents a radical advent to the most important vintage and smooth writings facing spiritual sacrifice. amassed listed here are twenty 5 influential decisions, every one with a quick creation addressing the final framework and assumptions of its writer. As they current varied theories and examples of sacrifice, those choices additionally talk about vital thoughts in spiritual reports similar to the foundation of faith, totemism, magic, symbolism, violence, structuralism and formality functionality. scholars of comparative faith, ritual reviews, the background of religions, the anthropology of faith and theories of faith will rather price the ancient association and thematic analyses offered during this collection.

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