Homo Necans

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Author  Walter Burkert
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   November 20, 1986
ISBN  0520058755
Pages  360

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Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study.

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