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Theories of Sacrifice

David L. Weddle

in Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Most theories of sacrifice regard the practice as contributing in some way to social formation. This chapter examines examples of functional theories offered by Durkheim, Mauss, Robertson Smith, ... More


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