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God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

William S Sax

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book deals with ritual healing in the Central Himalayas of north India. It focuses on the cult of Bhairav, a local deity who is associated with the lowest castes, the so-called Dalits, who are ... More


Blood and the Covenant: The Jewish and Christian Careers of a Biblical Verse

David Biale

in Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Geller's trajectory, according to which the priestly religion culminates in Christianity and the Deuteronomic in rabbinic Judaism, arguing instead that elements of each can be ... More


Hemo Economicus: From Blood Sacrifice to Blood Science?

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

in Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws on ethnographic research in Kolkata and Delhi. It follows voluntary blood donor organizations seeking to convey to the janata (people) that the body produces more blood than it ... More


Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The Debate about Ebó-Rituals in the Americas

Bettina E. Schmidt

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/9780199659289.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses how the Christian perception of sacrifice has affected Afro-American religions, in particular the Cuban Orisha religion in the USA (formerly called Santerìa) and Candomblé in ... More


Blood Sacrifice and Destiny: Republican Metaphysics and the IRA's Armed Struggle

Timothy Shanahan

in The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the aspects of the traditional republican world view. The Provisional IRA's armed struggle was embedded in, and drew moral confidence from, an ideology according to which that ... More


Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Annually, during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durgā, Kālī, and Jagaddhātrī. While each of these deities possesses a distinct ... More


New Fire Figurines and the Iconography of Penitence in Huastec Art

Katherine A. Faust

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Huastec people of Mesoamerica's northeastern Gulf Coast formulated a unique aesthetic of self through marking and branding their bodies, and this iconography is also manifested in sculptures, ... More


Cultivating Religion amid the Conflicting Desires of Goats, Gods, and Government

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Early records show that animal sacrifice has long been a common compulsory component of local rites in the region of Himachal Pradesh. As recently as the early 1960s, there was virtually no debate ... More


Deifying Victimized Women: sacrifices and murders

Sree Padma

in Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199325023
eISBN:
9780199369003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325023.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The seventh chapter discusses two different but somewhat related cases of deaths: human sacrifices and murders of women. In the case of human sacrifices, religious reasons and justifications of ... More


How to Be Hindu in the Himalayas: Conflicts over Animal Sacrifice in Uttarakhand

Radhika Govindrajan

in Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198098959
eISBN:
9780199084999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines contemporary debates over the practice of balidana (animal sacrifice) in Uttarakhand and argues that these debates should be read as conflicts between differing conceptions of ... More


Is Nationalism War-Prone?

John Hutchinson

in Nationalism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198798453
eISBN:
9780191839528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798453.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter turns to the other side of the equation to examine nationalism (broadly conceived) as a cause of collective violence. It evaluates four positions that articulate a systematic ... More


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