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Modern discourse on sacrifice and its theological background

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The chapter shows how contemporary secular debates about sacrifice still draw on Christian theological ideas. It identifies two main strands in contemporary perceptions of sacrifice: on the one hand, sacrifice is understood in terms of victimization (Girard), on the other, modern individualism is seen as standing in the way of sacrificial actions for the good of the community (Durkheim). Both ideas can be explained on the basis of characteristic transformations the notion of sacrifice underwe...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.001.0001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Pages:
12-28
Host title:
Sacrifice and Modern Thought
Chapter number:
2
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2014-01-27
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ISBN-10:
0199659281
ISBN-13:
9780199659289
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
666653
Local pid:
pubs:666653
Deposit date:
2021-07-04

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