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Reading ritual : Leviticus in postmodern culture / Wesley J. Bergen.

Bergen, Wesley J. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Leviticus, I-VII > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Lévitique. I-VII > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Sacrifice > Biblical teaching.
Ritual > Biblical teaching.
Sacrifice > Enseignement biblique.
Rituel > Enseignement biblique.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567524430
  • ISBN: 0567524434
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (140 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; T & T Clark International, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-136) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Animal Sacrifice Today; Chapter 3 Sacrificing for the Team: Leviticus 4 and the Church of Monday Night Football; Chapter 4 Ritual Sacrifice in Leviticus, Africa, and North America; Chapter 5 Blood Sacrifice in the United States; Chapter 6 The Afterlife of Leviticus 1-7 in the Church; Chapter 7 Leviticus 7: A Commentary in Three Voices; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This book draws on a variety of disciplines to undertake a unique analysis of Leviticus 1-7. Rather than studying the rituals prescribed in Leviticus as arcane historical/theological texts of little interest to the modern reader, or as examples of primitive rituals that have no parallel in Western society, this book provides many points of contact between animal sacrifice rituals and various parts of post-modern society. Modern rituals such as Monday Night Football, eating fast food, sending sons and daughters off to war, and even the rituals of modern academia are contrasted with the text of.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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