Violent Origins

Violent Origins

Book - 1987
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Burkert, Girard, and Smith hold important and contradictory theories about the nature and origin of ritual sacrifice, and the role violence plays in religion and culture. These papers and conversations derive from a conference that pursued the possibility and utility of a general theory of religion and culture, especially one based on violence. The special value of this volume is the conversations as such--the real record of working scholars engaged with one another's theories, as they make and meet challenges, and move and maneuver. Book jacket.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780804713702
Characteristics: xiii, 275 p. ; 23 cm


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