Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice

Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice


  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice
  • Kathryn McClymond
  • English
  • 11 February 2016
  • 9780801887765

10 thoughts on “Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice

  1. Swami Narasimhananda Swami Narasimhananda says:

    Imagine the face of a Westerner recoiling in repugnance hearing from a Hindu of a ‘sacrifice’ coming up in home Images of gory killings and bloody entrails coming out of animals and even humans haunts the Westerner who does not even bother to check up the Hindu meaning of ‘sacrifice’ Kathryn McClymond urges the reader to come out of this reductionist understanding of sacrifice or yajna which has a broad meaning widely different from its Semitic concept Comparing Vedic and Jewish sacrifices she shows how yajna was synonymous with the entire life both of the individual and of the universe uoting extensively from the scriptures of both the traditions she gives an authoritative evidence of the needless Western colouring of Eastern religious practices This book is also a call to situate Eastern religious traditions in their own framework not borrowing from Western scholarly paradigms and also not being apologetic to the Western ideas of life religion and the beyond Written in an engaging and informative style this book would be interesting to both scholars and ordinary readers


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Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice[PDF / Epub] ✅ Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice By Kathryn McClymond – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk For many Westerners the term sacrifice is associated with ancient often primitive ritual practices It suggests the death—freuently violent often bloody—of an animal victim usually with the aim of For many Westerners the term sacrifice is Violence A Epub Ú associated with ancient often primitive ritual practices It suggests the death—freuently violent often bloody—of an animal victim usually with the aim of atoning for human guilt Sacrifice is a serious ritual culminating in a dramatic event The reality of religious sacrificial acts across the globe and throughout history is however expansive and inclusiveIn Beyond Sacred Violence Kathryn McClymond argues that the modern Western world’s reductive understanding of sacrifice simplifies an enormously broad and dynamic cluster Beyond Sacred Kindle - of religious activities Drawing on a comparative study of Vedic and Jewish sacrificial practices she demonstrates not only that sacrifice has no single essential identifying characteristic but also that the elements most freuently attributed to such acts—death and violence—are not universal McClymond reveals that the world of religious sacrifice varies greatly including grain based offerings precious liuids and complex interdependent activitiesEngagingly argued and written Beyond Sacred Violence significantly extends our understanding of religious sacrifice and serves as a timely reminder that the field Sacred Violence A ePUB ✓ of religious studies is largely framed by Christianity.

10 thoughts on “Beyond Sacred Violence A Comparative Study of Sacrifice

  1. Swami Narasimhananda Swami Narasimhananda says:

    Imagine the face of a Westerner recoiling in repugnance hearing from a Hindu of a ‘sacrifice’ coming up in home Images of gory killings and bloody entrails coming out of animals and even humans haunts the Westerner who does not even bother to check up the Hindu meaning of ‘sacrifice’ Kathryn McClymond urges the reader to come out of this reductionist understanding of sacrifice or yajna which has a broad meaning widely different from its Semitic concept Comparing Vedic and Jewish sacrifices she shows how yajna was synonymous with the entire life both of the individual and of the universe uoting extensively from the scriptures of both the traditions she gives an authoritative evidence of the needless Western colouring of Eastern religious practices This book is also a call to situate Eastern religious traditions in their own framework not borrowing from Western scholarly paradigms and also not being apologetic to the Western ideas of life religion and the beyond Written in an engaging and informative style this book would be interesting to both scholars and ordinary readers

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