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The Embarrassment of Blood: Early Christians and Others on Sacrifice, War, and Rational Worship

Laura Nasrallah

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Laura Nasrallah analyzes first- and second-century discourses concerning human sacrifice, both in contemporary Roman art and in the language of Roman and Christian writings. She identifies four major ... More


 The Festival of the Goddess Vatsalā

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the main festival of Deopatan, the Vatsalājātrā, i.e. the rituals and processions that celebrate the goddess Vatsalā who is regarded as both an independent deity and the consort ... More


Confounding Blood: Jewish Narratives of Sacrifice and Violence in Late Antiquity

Boustan Ra‘anan S.

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

As Ra‘anan Boustan observes, sacrificial cult remained the dominant paradigm for religious piety among Jews and Christians, despite the absence of sacrificial practices in both contexts. ... More


Political Murder and Sacrifice: From Roman Republic to Empire

Zsuzsanna Várhelyi

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Zsuzsanna Várhelyi analyzes the Roman notion of sacrifice as it can be seen in the tentative sacrificial interpretations of politically high-stake murders in the late republican period. Starting with ... More


Culture Without Mind: Sociobiology and Group Selection

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores how an intentional (goal-directed) and affective sense of agency can extend to nonhuman elements of the surrounding environment, creating intimacy with and care for Nature. ... More


Abraham's Dilemma

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the greatest fear about divine commands – that God may command something evil – focusing on a modernized version of Genesis 22 (influenced by Kierkegaard), in which Abraham ... More


Conclusion

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


Ordinary and Extraordinary Sacrifices: Religion, Everyday Life, and Environmental Practice

Anna Peterson

in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0042
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter draws attention to sacrifice in everyday life through its logic and varieties. It further focuses on the religious sacrifices that demarcate extraordinary from everyday sacrifices and ... More


Julius Caesar: Stones or Men?

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Act II, scene i, in Julius Caesar, where the conspirators meet to plot the assassination. The scene lights up not the individual quirks of Brutus but the frightful moral chasm ... More


Vicarious Atonement

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Discusses how Rose of Lima, on the model of Christ, offered herself as a sacrificial victim to expiate the sins of natives, Spaniards, and Creoles in the New World. Rose of Lima’s patronage is ... More


Human Sacrifice and the Literary Imagination 1

Derek Hughes

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/9780199659289.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter studies the persistence of ritual human sacrifice as a topic in European literature, from its appearances in the Iliad and Greek tragedy to the present day. It discusses ways in which ... More


Human Sacrifice, Barbarism, and Buchanan’s Jephtha

Mary Nyquist

in Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on Jephtha, a well-known military commander in early modern Europe honored in Christianity's New Testament as well as the central figure of a conflictual scene of human sacrifice ... More


Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More


Introduction: Sacrifice for Gods and Country: Practice and Theory

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter begins by reviewing the history of the modern study of human sacrifice. It then considers the claim regarding the erosion of the Bible's status as an absolute moral ... More


Introduction

Johannes Zachhuber and Julia Meszaros

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/9780199659289.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction contextualizes the individual chapters within the collection. It describes modernity's obsession with sacrifice in terms of three separate but overlapping strands. Firstly, there is ... More


The Aztec Sacrificial Complex

Laura Rival

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/9780199659289.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes and interprets Aztec human sacrifice from an anthropological perspective. It outlines the historical and cultural context as well as the various types of human sacrifice ... More


Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the literary works of Ludwig Robert, a German Jewish playwright, who wrote a biblical play about Jephthah, entitled Die Tochter Jephthas. The main character Jephthah is a war ... More


Domi et Militiae: Elite Religion at Rome in Response to External Triumphs and Crises

Craige B. Champion

in The Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174853
eISBN:
9781400885152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174853.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines questions of traditional, ancestral gods as well as religious practices and the acceptance or rejection of new foreign deities and rituals in the Middle Roman Republic. In ... More


Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian: Finding God in Evil

David Brown

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/9780199659289.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the human sacrifices of the Aztecs from a Christian theological point of view. The question then is what such cultural practice can tell us about the relationship between God’s ... More


Ritual Violence Prescribed

Saul M. Olyan

in Violent Rituals of the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190681906
eISBN:
9780190681937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the representation of violent rites in legal texts. The chapter begins with a review of scholarly debates on the nature and function of biblical law and then moves on to ... More


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