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Violence and the Sacred


Violence and the Sacred is Ren Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

fascinating theoretical work

by Sara on Apr 2, 2007

Definitely not the type of book that you can't put down. It gets dense and difficult at times, but this is full of comlicated, controversial, and fascinating views on the nature of human sacrifice and sacrificial rites and the necessary role of violence in human culture. A well-documented argument with anthropogical, sociological, literary, and theological backings and bases, this is a compelling theoretical work on communcal religious rites and why and how we behave the way we do in organized religion.

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