Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2015

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190249588

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Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible

New Perspectives

Edited by Saul M. Olyan

  • Applies latest understanding of ritual violence theory to biblical texts
  • Approaches ritual violence from cross-disciplinary perspectives (social anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, and genocide theory )
  • Fresh and novel treatments of violent rites of current interest
  • Considers what acts of ritual violence might accomplish socio-politically