The Power of Sacrifice: Roman and Christian Discourses in Conflict

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The rhetoric and the ritual practices associated with sacrifice filled the ancient world. They were potent tools that maintained a balance between the powers of heaven and earth. They were also impressive vehicles used politically for establishing and maintaining social control. In short, the idea of sacrifice was itself a form of social discourse - a rhetorical means that generated and constituted social identity through the exercise of power. between pagan Roman and Christian thinking about the public role of sacrifice in ...

The Power of Sacrifice: Roman and Christian Discourses in Conflict 2007, Catholic University of America Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780813214894

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