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Sacrifice and Purity: The Twisted Fortunes of Related Ritual Structures

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews theories of sacrifice and interpretations of purity, finding disparities in the ways in which they have been understood by scholarship in recent times. It argues that three ... More


  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


Desire, Mimetic Theory, and Original Sin

Wilhelm Guggenberger

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Relationality and culture are themselves highly ambiguous phenomena as theological ethicist Wilhelm Guggenberger reminds us in this chapter. Drawing on René Girard’s attempt to reveal the ... More


Companions and Brothers

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

It can be observed that certain horizontal ties such as friendship, brotherhood, and companionship are formed between characters – junior men – who belong to the same age group and share the same ... More


Sacrificial Cults as ‘the Mysterious Centre of Every Religion’: A Girardian Assessment of Aby Warburg’s Theory of Religion

Wolfgang Palaver

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/9780199659289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the question of sacrifice in regard to its broader political implications concerning pacifism, violence, and peace. A first part summarizes the modern abolishment of sacrifice ... More


From Slaughtered Lambs to Dedicated Lives: Sacrifice as Value-Bestowal

Jessica Frazier

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/9780199659289.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter offers a critical assessment of René Girard's theory of sacrifice. It is not always recognized that Girard's influential theory of sacrifice is based on a specific anthropology. Its ... More


Rethinking the Modernity of Bernanos:: A Girardian Perspective

Brian Sudlow

in God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262373
eISBN:
9780823266425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262373.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Brian Sudlow’s chapter provides a critical reappraisal of the “modernity” of Georges Bernanos’s through his polemical works of the 1930s. Whilst acknowledging Bernanos’s stylistic modernity, Sudlow ... More


Introduction: Complicity, Community, and Critical Method

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines five central realist novels, in relation to one another and other works, hoping to demonstrate both the connectedness and the dissimilarity of the dynamics of novelistic ... More


Scenes of Human Science

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835) classified languages into families and developed a general linguistic typology. His major theoretical work on language, Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen ... More


Conclusion

Grégoire Chamayou and Steven Rendall

in Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book outlines the history of the changing morphology of cynegetic powers, the ones that are exercised by tracking ... More


Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis (Reprised): Jacques Lacan and the Genesis of Omnipotence

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Uses Jacques Lacan's theory of the mirror stage as a point of departure for developing a new theory of aggressivity.


Conclusion: Desiring the Mismatch

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In asking what draws us to our objects of study, the conclusion produces an explanation of desire by turning to the mimetic theory of René Girard. It explores the desire for the mismatched woman as ... More


Roman Pestilence: Tenor and Vehicle

Hunter H. Gardner

in Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the tradition of plague writing in antiquity and outlines the innovations that Roman epic poets have made within the discourse. It observes a distinction between eyewitness ... More


Rethinking Violence and Religion in America

Jon Pahl

in Empire of Sacrifice: The Religious Origins of American Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767627
eISBN:
9780814768440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767627.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter defines some key terms and develops a theoretical approach to the problem of religion and violence. It suggests that “violence” exists as illegitimate physical aggression and also in ... More


The Motif of Sacrifice in the Literature and Culture of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Anglophone literature and culture envisioned and questioned an economy of sacrificial exchange, particularly its symbolic aspect, as driving the compulsions entangled in the ... More


Sacrifice as Refusal

Gavin Flood

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/9780199659289.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that sacrifice has to be understood as renunciation. It starts from an account of currently influential theories of sacrifice by René Girard, Walter Burkert, and George Bataille. ... More


The West and the Invention of Creation

Michael Lucken

in Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

the concept of creation in the West.


Mimetic Contagion: Charles Maturin and the Theology of Sacrifice

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Chapter 9 examines how Anglican Irish Gothic seeks a middle way between Catholic theology of the mass and Calvinist limited atonement. Sacrifice is a key theme from the beginning in Maturin, and is ... More


The Family as “Little Commonwealth”: The Role of Mimetics

in Family, Law, and Community: Supporting the Covenant

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074993
eISBN:
9780226075020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075020.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter turns to questions of how trust in particular, or social capital in general, is created in families, and how that same mechanism of mimetics, or imitation, may, as it does in larger ... More


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