Violent Origins: Walter Burkert, Rene Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation

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Violent Origins WALTER BURKERT, RENÉ GIRARD, and JONATHAN Z. SMITH on
Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation

EDITED BY ROBERT G. HAMERTON-KELLY, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BURTON MACK AND A COMMENTARY BY RENATO ROSALDO

Stanford University Press Stanford, California

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Participants xi
  • Introduction: Religion and Ritual 1
  • One 71
  • Generative Scapegoating 73
  • Discussion 106
  • Two 147
  • The Problem of Ritual Killing 149
  • Discussion 177
  • Three 189
  • The Domestication of Sacrifice 191
  • Discussion 206
  • Four 237
  • RENATO ROSALDO Anthropological Commentary 239
  • Discussion 245
  • References 257
  • Index 266
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