Throughout Your Generations Forever Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity

ISBN-10: 0226395731
ISBN-13: 9780226395739
Authors: Nancy Jay, Karen E. Fields
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Why does sacrifice, more than any other major religious institution, depend on gender dichotomy? Why do so many societies oppose sacrifice to childbirth, and why are childbearing women so commonly excluded from sacrificial practices? In this feminist study of relations between sacrifice, gender, and social organization, Nancy Jay reveals sacrifice as a remedy for having been born of woman, and hence uniquely suited to establishing certain and enduring paternity. Drawing on examples of ancient and modern societies, Jay synthesizes sociology of religion, ethnography, biblical scholarship, church history, and classics to argue that sacrifice legitimates and maintains patriarchal structures…    

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The late Bill Neal, a chef, author, and master gardener, was a friend of Elizabeth Lawrence.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: University of Chicago Press Number of pages: 222 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.880 lbs. Language: English