Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred

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"His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the `heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy."--Victor Brombert, 'Chronicle of Higher Education.'
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 149 x 229 x 21.59mm | 476g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • No
  • 0801822181
  • 9780801822186
  • 243,790

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His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy. -- Victor Brombert * Chronicle of Higher Education *
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