I am not writing a brief for or against the argument that organized religion is inherently violent, nor am I trying to understand modern episodes of religious violence through the lens of the past. But it can be just as hard to remember that these men and women, living on the very edges of the known world and struggling to survive, were not always preoccupied with religious matters, as historians of the early modern world have sometimes assumed. We know that their exposure to scripture and their grasp of theology were impressively deep, and we know that the vast majority of the books they read and the letters and journals they wrote concerned religious topics.
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Human Sacrifice: Why the Aztecs Practiced This Gory Ritual
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Search within Abstract and Keywords This chapter presents a survey of several contemporary, major definitions of sacrifice as forms of symbolic and performative violence. All rights reserved.
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