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Joe Moshenska

in Iconoclasm As Child's Play

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780804798501
eISBN:
9781503608740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798501.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens with a father in Cologne in the 1590s who snapped the arms from a crucifix and gave it to his children as a toy. Returning to the sermon by Edgeworth discussed in the preface, the ... More


A Priestly Hierarchy

Mary Douglas

in In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245413
eISBN:
9780191697463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245413.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A well-entrenched habit regards hierarchy as the natural organisational solution to adopt when a community has grown beyond a certain size. This is a mistaken idea. Scale has many influences on ... More


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