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The Question of Sacrifice

The Question of Sacrifice Author Dennis King Keenan
ISBN-10 0253217695
Release 2005
Pages 207
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Keenan (Fairfield Univ.) has written a book on Emmanuel Levinas and journal articles on Nietzsche, Levinas, Derrida, and Kristeva. In the chapters of this new work, he treats these authors and more in a manner that reflects an almost excessive erudition and layered approach to the field of Continental philosophy. Full of irony, paradox, allusion, and parentheses, this collection of essays is finally short on clarity or coherence. Keenan squeezes out a lot of sparks, but offers little of the kind of illuminating light that advances understanding beyond cleverness and wordplay. Much of the writing in this book paraphrases the usual suspects' takes on each other, and on other well-known Continental philosophers, on topics relating (sometimes only vaguely) to sacrifice. The book is more like a whirlwind tour through a well-constructed bibliography than a sustained, nuanced, theoretical discussion of a more-or-less clear question. Some in the Continental philosophy community still find this style of writing satisfying. Those who may desire more light than heat will find this book a puzzling caricature of Continental writing. Summing Up: Optional. Graduate students and above. Not Recommended. Reviewed by P. Amato.



The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice Author Michael Maniates
ISBN-10 0262514362
Release 2010
Pages 352
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The idea of sacrifice is the unspoken issue of environmental politics. Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won't make sacrifices now for future environmental benefits and won't change their patterns and perceptions of consumption to make ecological room for the world's three billion or so poor eager to improve their standard of living. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice challenges these assumptions, arguing that they limit our policy options, weaken our ability to imagine bold action for change, and blind us to the ways sacrifice already figures in everyday life. The concept of sacrifice has been curiously unexamined in both activist and academic conversations about environmental politics, and this book is the first to confront it directly. The chapters bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to the topic. Contributors offer alternatives to the conventional wisdom on sacrifice; identify connections between sacrifice and human fulfillment in everyday life, finding such concrete examples as parents' sacrifices in raising children, religious practice, artists' pursuit of their art, and soldiers and policemen who risk their lives to do their jobs; and examine particular policies and practices that shape our understanding of environmental problems, including the carbon tax, incentives for cyclists, and the perils of green consumption. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice puts "sacrifice" firmly into the conversation about effective environmental politics and policies, insisting that activists and scholars do more than change the subject when the idea is introduced.Contributors: Peter Cannavò, Shane Gunster, Cheryl Hall, Karen Litfin, Michael Maniates, John M. Meyer, Simon Nicholson, Anna Peterson, Thomas Princen, Sudhir Chella Rajan, Paul Wapner, Justin Williams



U S War Culture Sacrifice and Salvation

U S  War Culture  Sacrifice and Salvation Author Kelly Denton-Borhaug
ISBN-10 9781317545224
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 290
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The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. 'U.S War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation' explores how the concept of Christian redemption has been manipulated to create a mentality of "necessary sacrifice". The study reveals the links between Christian notions of salvation and sacrifice and the aims of the military-industrial complex.



Lectures on Faith

Lectures on Faith Author Joseph Smith (Jr.)
ISBN-10 9780988124561
Release 1988
Pages 135
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This special edition of the Lectures on Faith from Zion’s Camp Books is formatted for convenience on an eReader, with more than 100 internal links to scriptures and citations. We hope it will give you a great reading experience! The Lectures on Faith were originally prepared as materials for the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, Ohio in 1834 and were included in the Doctrine and Covenants from 1835 to 1921. Although the Lectures on Faith have never been accepted as revelation by the body of the church (and so were removed from the Doctrine and Covenants in 1921), they contain important doctrinal insights that can help anyone seeking to learn more about faith and come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. President Joseph Fielding Smith noted, “I suppose that the rising generation knows little about the Lectures on Faith. . . . In my own judgment, these Lectures are of great value and should be studied. . . . I consider them to be of extreme value in the study of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Seek Ye Earnestly. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1970.) Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has stated the lectures contain “some of the best lesson material ever prepared on the Godhead; on the character, perfections, and attributes of God; on faith, miracles, and sacrifice. They can be studied with great profit by all gospel scholars.” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966.)



Ritual Sacrifice

Ritual Sacrifice Author Brenda Ralph-Lewis
ISBN-10 9780752494821
Release 2007-01-15
Pages 192
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The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth. This work provides a general, illustrated overview of sacrificial practices around the world from prehistoric times to the present day. Human sacrifice is shown to have been common to civilizations as different as Ancient Greece and preHispanic Mexico; animal sacrifice is traced through biblical times to modern-day voodoo; inanimate offerings, such as flowers, grain or possessions, are seen to be common to many societies and religions from native Americans to Hinduism. The reasons behind these rituals are examined, and in the case of human sacrifice an attempt is made to understand the mentality of the "victims" who often willingly went to their deaths.



Sacrifice in the Post Kantian Tradition

Sacrifice in the Post Kantian Tradition Author Paolo Diego Bubbio
ISBN-10 9781438452531
Release 2014-07-07
Pages 232
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An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche. In this book, Paolo Diego Bubbio offers an alternative to standard philosophical accounts of the notion of sacrifice, which generally begin with the hermeneutic and postmodern traditions of the twentieth century, starting instead with the post-Kantian tradition of the nineteenth century. He restructures the historical development of the concept of sacrifice through a study of Kant, Solger, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, and shows how each is indebted to Kant and has more in common with him than is generally acknowledged. Bubbio argues that although Kant sought to free philosophical thought from religious foundations, he did not thereby render the role of religious claims philosophically useless. This makes it possible to consider sacrifice as a regulative and symbolic notion, and leads to an unorthodox idea of sacrifice: not the destruction of something for the sake of something else, but rather a kenotic emptying, conceived as a withdrawal or a “making room” for others.



Diversity of Sacrifice

Diversity of Sacrifice Author Carrie Ann Murray
ISBN-10 9781438459967
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 290
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Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.

The term "sacrifice" belies what is a complex and varied transhistorical and transcultural phenomenon. Bringing together scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, and theology, Diversity of Sacrifice explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. Incorporating theory, material culture, and textual evidence, the volume seeks to consider new and divergent data related to contexts of sacrifice that can help broaden our field of vision while raising new questions. The essays contributed here move beyond reductive and simple explanations to explore complex areas of social interaction. Sacrifice plays a key role in the overlapping sacred and secular spheres for a number of societies in the past and present. How religious beliefs and practices can be integral parts of life on individual and community levels is of fundamental importance to understanding the past and present. In addition to aiding scholarly research, Diversity of Sacrifice enables students to explore this rich theme across Europe and the Mediterranean with clear discussions of theory and data.



The Thinker

The Thinker Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3025957
Release 1895
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Empire of Sacrifice

Empire of Sacrifice Author Jon Pahl
ISBN-10 0814767648
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 274
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It is widely recognized that American culture is both exceptionally religious and exceptionally violent. Americans participate in religious communities in high numbers, yet American citizens also own guns at rates far beyond those of citizens in other industrialized nations. Since9/11, United States scholars have understandably discussed religious violence in terms of terrorist acts, a focus that follows United States policy. Yet, according to Jon Pahl, to identify religious violence only with terrorism fails to address the long history of American violence rooted in religion throughout the country’s history. In essence, Americans have found ways to consider blessed some very brutal attitudes and behaviors both domestically and globally. In Empire of Sacrifice, Pahl explains how both of these distinctive features of American culture work together by exploring how constructions along the lines of age, race, and gender have operated to centralize cultural power across American civil or cultural religions in ways that don’t always appear to be "religious" at all. Pahl traces the development of these forms of systemic violence throughout American history, using evidence from popular culture, including movies such as Rebel without a Cause and Reefer Madness and works of literature such as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Handmaid's Tale, to illuminate historical events. Throughout, Pahl focuses an intense light on the complex and durable interactions between religion and violence in American history, from Puritan Boston to George W. Bush’s Baghdad.



Sacrifice and Community

Sacrifice and Community Author Matthew Levering
ISBN-10 9781405152174
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 272
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This book explores the character of the Eucharist as communion in and through sacrifice. It will stimulate discussion because of its controversial critique of the dominant paradigm for Eucharistic theology, its reclamation of St Thomas Aquinas’s theology of the Eucharist, and its response to Pope John Paul II’s Ecclesia de Eucharistia. Argues that the Eucharist cannot be separated from sacrifice, and rediscovers the biblical connections between sacrifice and communion. Timed to coincide with the Year of the Eucharist, proclaimed by Pope John Paul II. Reclaims the riches of St Thomas Aquinas’s theology of the Eucharist, which had recently been reduced to a metaphysical defence of transubstantiation.



Sacrifice and the Body

Sacrifice and the Body Author Revd Dr John Dunnill
ISBN-10 9781472400482
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 254
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What is sacrifice? For many people today the word has negative overtones, suggesting loss, or death, or violence. But in religions, ancient and modern, the word is linked primarily to joyous feasting which puts people in touch with the deepest realities. How has that change of meaning come about? What effect does it have on the way we think about Christianity? How does it affect the way Christian believers think about themselves and God? John Dunnill's study focuses on sacrifice as a physical event uniting worshippers to deity. Bringing together insights from social anthropology, biblical studies and Trinitarian theology, Dunnill links to debates in sociology and cultural studies, as well as the study of liturgy. Through a positive view of sacrifice, Dunnill contributes to contemporary Christian debates on atonement and salvation.



Theological Essays II

Theological Essays II Author Eberhard Jüngel
ISBN-10 9780567659873
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 304
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Covering the major topics in Christian dogmatics and philosophical theology, this work includes a comprehensive survey of Jüngel's own theology; interpretative studies of Kierkegaard and the work of Heinrich Vogel; dogmatic studies of the historical Jesus, the hiddenness of God, the sacrifice of Christ, justification and ethics, aesthetics and theological anthropology. Throughout, the work is characterised by Jungel's acute analysis of texts and themes in theology and philosophy, and by lively engagement with the intellectual heritage of modernity.



China Pacific and Indian Oceans Australia India Central Asia

China  Pacific and Indian Oceans  Australia  India  Central Asia Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:AA0000026187
Release 1908
Pages 6576
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To Die in Cuba

To Die in Cuba Author Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN-10 9781469608747
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 480
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For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.



Scribner s Magazine

Scribner s Magazine Author Edward Livermore Burlingame
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014426461
Release 1912
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Speeches of J M Wilson Esq and the Rev M Farrell at a meeting of the British Reformation Society

Speeches of J  M  Wilson  Esq   and the Rev  M  Farrell      at a meeting of the British Reformation Society Author John M. WILSON (of the British Reformation Society.)
ISBN-10 BL:A0018896028
Release 1835
Pages 52
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The Redeemer and the Sanctifier or The sacrifice of Christ and the operations of the Spirit vindicated c By I Watts

The Redeemer and the Sanctifier  or The sacrifice of Christ and the operations of the Spirit vindicated   c  By I  Watts  Author Isaac Watts
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600090756
Release 1737
Pages 160
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