ReviewsPhilosophy and the End of Sacrifice is interesting and thought-provoking. It does not uncritically accept the claim of an early common-era "axial age" but definitely finds something new and important appearing or consolidating and spreading in that age. ...it also provides another challenge to the dominant Girardian theory of sacrifice ... .
Anthropology Review Database
The End of Sacrifice is an engaging book. The chapters are learned and well-written, and often dialogue with each other — at least with some help from the reader, who in the process is stimulated towards more nuanced thinking about rituals of sacrifice. The contributors present strong arguments against simplifying these complex and dynamic rituals.