FROM MARCEL MAUSS TO RENÉ GIRARD . THE STRUCTURE AND MEANING OF SACRIFICE: FROM M. MAUSS TO R. GIRARD Even for Hubert. SACRIFICE: ITS NATURE AND FUNCTION. By Henry Hubert and Marcel Mauss. Mauss, after his work on sacrifice concluded that sacrificial ritual belonged to. the development of sacrifice through the stages of magic rite, piacular sacrifice and communion In the following theory of Hubert and Mauss we have the first.

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Download Media Audio Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: In addition to designating what, in their theory, constitutes a sacrifice, Hubert and Mauss further hypothesize on the purpose of sacrificial practices.

Could not a consecrated object be made an offering to a supernatural being without actually being sacrificed? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Sacrifice: Its Nature and Functions by Henri Hubert

Search my Subject Specializations: Esteban rated it really liked it Feb 27, Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the ascrifice text of books within the service. Oct 26, Emily rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Was this a sacrifice, or simply the ritual killing of a tribal enemy?

After dragging him back to Tenochtitlan, their capital city, he is slain in a religious ceremony by a priest who dispatches him by thrusting an sacrific blade into his chest, removing his heart, and casting it into a fire to appease the Aztec sun god. The definition of sacrifice is a subject of contention among scholars of the subject, and theories exist from multiple viewpoints as to what constitutes and what is the ultimate goal of sacrifice.


Christopher Bauer rated it it was amazing Jan sacrifie, The essay emphasizes the variety within sacrificial practice and the potential incompatibility of sacrifice and totemism. Neighboring Aztec warriors attack his village, and take him hostage.

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It proposes an origin for sacrifice of a god as in Christianity rather than to gods, and having defined sacrifice as effecting communication between the sacred and profane, explores its function, which can for instance be one either of sacralization or of desacralization the latter including scapegoat rituals.

Mar 14, Alex rated it it was amazing. It is not surprising, then, that the ‘turn to religion’ we have witnessed over the past two decades has led to a renewed interest in sacrifice as well. He sees saacrifice clear distinction between an offering and sacrifice, but, as opposed to the view of Hubert and Mauss, does not hold their sacred nature as a necessary feature of either. If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It smells like Foucault but it’s fun to think about: Wing Grabowski rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Since when did the sinners muss their sacredness? Bydlo Suka rated it really liked it Aug 31, A summary is offered of the very dense argument, which concentrates on comparing animal sacrifice in Vedic India and early Judaism.

Under this definition, attendant, gift, meal, substitution, communication, construction, and cathartic sacrifice can all be considered true types of sacrifice provided that all of the conditions consecration, the destruction of life, and gifting of an object of sacrifice to the superhuman realm or a supernatural being are met.

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