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Sacrifice, Scripture and Substantiation: Readings in Ancient Judaism and Christianity
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Sacrifice, Scripture and Substantiation: Readings in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (Paperback)

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This collection of essays focuses on sacrifice in the context of Jewish and Christian scripture and is inspired by the thought and writings of Rene Girard. The contributors engage in a dialogue with Girard in their search for answers to key questions about the relation between religion and violence.



The book is divided into two parts. The first opens with a conversation in which Rene Girard and Sandor Goodhart explore the relation between imitation and violence throughout human history, especially in religious culture. It is followed by essays on the subject of sacrifice contributed by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field, including Bruce Chilton, Robert Daly, Louis Feldman, Michael Fishbane, Erich Gruen, and Alan Segal. The second part contains essays on specific scriptural texts (Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22 and the book of Job in the Jewish tradition, the Gospel and Epistles in the Christian tradition). The authors explore new ways for applying Girardian analysis to episodes of sacrifice and scapegoating, demonstrating that fertile ground remains to further our understanding of violence in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious life & practiceReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionWorship, rites & ceremoniesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religion Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press Publication Date: 15/06/2011 ISBN-13: 9780268020385  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/06/2011.  

Ann W. Astell is professor of English at Purdue University. She is the author of several books and editor of Lay Sanctity, Medieval and Modern, published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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