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 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses Hindu origins. The Indo‐Aryan controversy is examined: Did Hindu scriptures emerge as an indigenous product or did they arrive with migrating foreigners? The chapter discusses ... More


“Behold the Sign of Salvation—A Noosed Rope”: The Promise and Perils of Du Bois's Economies of Sacrifice

Jonathon S. Kahn

in Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307894
eISBN:
9780199867516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307894.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A crucial moral virtue of Du Bois's religious discourse is the virtue of sacrifice. His discourse of sacrifice is composed of two halves. The first half is contained in his series of parables that ... More


The Sacraments

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the rites of Christian initiation (baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist), this chapter passes to the sacraments of the sick (penance and the anointing of the sick), and to the sacraments in ... More


Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More


Lucian's Gods: Lucian's Understanding of the Divine

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There has been one thorough examination of Lucian’s religious beliefs. Its author came to the conclusion that Lucian was an outright atheist. It is not at all easy to say what Lucian’s views are on ... More


Sacrificing to the Gods: Ancient Evidence and Modern Interpretations

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the nature of ancient Greek sacrifice. After reviewing some of the theses defended by scholars about Greek sacrifice, it re-examines particularly: a) the theory that Greek ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


The Great Fight

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter looks a battle between Sacrifice militants and extreme leftists taking place in a major Italian city. It turned on its head the official accounts of a huge fight, involving a hundred or ... More


My Expulsion

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This concluding chapter recounts the author's expulsion from Sacrifice. The author's research was divided into three stages: approach, entry, and departure. During the approach stage, the author ... More


Wandering: Women and Survival

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Unlike A Call to Arms, there is no preface to Wandering (1926). Marston Anderson says that the heroes of many of this second group are “disappointed reformers.” The New-Year Sacrifice has in it a ... More


The Organization of Education

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This introductory chapter provides important information regarding the world of Sacrifice, a neofascist organization. Sacrifice supports revolutionary Fascism, an initial stage in which paramilitary ... More


In Praise of Suicide

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses Sacrifice's spiritual education. Fascist mysticism promotes a number of values, including love of family, loyalty to friends, fairness in sports competitions, solidarity with ... More


Living with Contempt

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter deals with what the Sacrifice comrades think of what others think of them. The leader of a Sacrifice cell confirmed that the comrades were fully aware of the contempt in which people ... More


Soldiers Who Fight and Soldiers Who Don’t

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that daily life in the parallel world is typified not by “soldiers who fight,” but by “soldiers who don't fight.” To escape the bourgeois society, Sacrifice militants try to ... More


Mary and the Marionettes: Life, Sacrifice, and the Sexual Thing

Michael Naas

in Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at Derrida’s contention that religion’s attempt to indemnify a relationship to the holy or the sacrosanct takes the form of an absolute respect for life that sometimes requires a ... More


Speech, Sacrifice and Shit: Three Orders of Giving in the Thought of Jacques Lacan

Gerald Moore

in Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 opens through a discussion of Mauss's more explicit héritiers, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Georges Bataille, as two principal, albeit highly different proponents of new forms of knowledge ... More


‘Pour en finir avec …’: Democracy and Sacrifice

Gerald Moore

in Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book's final and most important chapter returns to the question of sacrifice, reposed through Derrida and Badiou in a way that shows how philosophers have gone simultaneously too far and not far ... More


Scriabin and Theurgy

Simon Morrison

in Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The 1905 seminal work by Valeriy Bryusov, the virtual founder of the Russian Symbolist Movement, “The Holy Sacrifice,” captures the spirit of the Symbolist quest to free art from utilitarian aims and ... More


Eating Animals-Eating God-Eating Man: Variations on the Last Supper, or, the Cultural Techniques of Communion

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter investigates the cultural techniques that constitute the shared meal as a ritual of community founding (for which the Last Supper provides the model for Christian-occidental culture). ... More


Green is life

Amy Levine

in South Korean civil movement organisations: "Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090493
eISBN:
9781526109613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090493.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, Levine approaches sacrifice as a practical and praxiological demonstration of commitment, which is what many civil pioneers treated as the basis for a ‘green life.’ Sacrifice has ... More


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