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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


WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT RELIGION?

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“What Does This Tell Us about Religion?” The answer to the question posed in the title of chapter 6 is that religion and violence are inextricably bound together. No world religion lacks traditions, ... 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


The Delaware River Basin

Mark I. Wallace

in When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281329
eISBN:
9780823284955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281329.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 begins with a hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) tour of Pennsylvania to witness the devastation wrought by extreme energy extraction. In Martin Heidegger, this type of technology is an ... 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


Hinduism and the Ways of the Divine: The Works of K. S. Maniam

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Maniam is perhaps Malaysia's most prolific English language writer, and this chapter focuses on the symbology and meaning of Hinduism in three of his works: the novels The Return and In a Far ... 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


Teaching Religion, Violence, and Pop Culture

Randal Cummings

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay explores viable pedagogical approaches for teaching religion and violence through an examination of their pervasive but masked presence in North American popular culture. These themes ... More


Enchanted and Disenchanted Violence

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter develops one of the central ideas of At the Violet Hour: that conceptualizing and writing about violence has for the last century been organized around the dichotomous paradigms of ... 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


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

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/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... 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


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

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


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


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


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