Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

6. The End of Sacrifice Revisited

Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond - Peter Jackson

Guy G. Stroumsa [+-]
University of Oxford (Emeritus)
Guy Stroumsa is Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford. Stroumsa was the first Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions at Oxford University and Professorial Fellow at LMH from 2009 to 2013. Before that he was Martin Buber Professor of Comparative Religions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Stroumsa is a prolific writer with a wide range of expertise in the Abrahamic traditions and has also made important contributions to the Study of Religion in general as a human phenomenon. Among his recent publications we find Le rire du Christ et autres essais sur le christianisme antique 2006 and A New Science: The Discovery of Religion in the Age of Reason (2010).

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Besides rehearsing and developing some already familiar topics in this chapter, Stroumsa takes the opportunity to critically ponder the recent scholarly revitalization of Karl Jaspers’ concept of an Axial Age (Achsenzeit). This trend is particularly visible in the late Robert Bellah’s ambitious delineation of the early development of the world’s religious traditions in Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age (2011).

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Stroumsa, Guy. 6. The End of Sacrifice Revisited. Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice - Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 99-121 Feb 2016. ISBN 9781781791257. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28077. Date accessed: 25 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28077. Feb 2016

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