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Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian: Finding God in Evil

David Brown

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the human sacrifices of the Aztecs from a Christian theological point of view. The question then is what such cultural practice can tell us about the relationship between God’s ... More


Tonantzin-Guadalupe: The Meeting of Aztec and Christian Female Symbols in Mexico

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how female symbols of the divine played out in the violent encounter between the Aztecs and their Spanish conquerors in Mexico in the sixteenth century. Spain sought to repress ... More


The Aztec Sacrificial Complex

Laura Rival

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes and interprets Aztec human sacrifice from an anthropological perspective. It outlines the historical and cultural context as well as the various types of human sacrifice ... More


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