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Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible
Eberhart, Christian A., editor

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xv + 175. $23.95

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Description: The sanctuary and rituals that formed the heart of ancient Judaism ceased to exist a long time ago, yet their images and concepts, especially that of “sacrifice,” have remained essential to the rhetoric of politics, religion, and secular culture. Pervasive sacrificial metaphors range from religious foundations for human ethics to attempts to glorify victims of military or natural disasters to much-debated ideas of vicarious atonement within Christianity. The essays in this volume investigate central aspects of sacrificial rituals and processes of metaphor development and spirtualization in Judaism and Christianity.

Subjects: Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by John Dunnill
Published 7/7/2012
Citation: John Dunnill, review of Christian A. Eberhart, ed., Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by Greg Carey
Published 7/7/2012
Citation: Greg Carey, review of Christian A. Eberhart, ed., Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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