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Theories of the origin of sacrifice. Since the rise of the comparative or historical
study of religions in the latter part of the 19th century, attempts have been made
to discover the origins of sacrifice. These attempts, though helpful for a greater ...
Freud claimed that his reconstruction of the rise of sacrifice was historical, but this
hardly seems probable. Mid-20th- In 1963 Raymond Firth, a New Zealand-born
anthro- century pologist, addressed himself to the question of the influ- theories ...
between the thing so described and that to which it referred — of that sacrifice.
The The interpretation of sacrifice and particularly of the Eucharist Eucharist as
sacrifice has varied greatly within the differ- as ent Christian traditions, partly ...
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