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Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster

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Sacred violence in early America
Title
Sacred violence in early America
Statement of responsibility
Susan Juster
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sacred Violence in Early America offers a sweeping reinterpretation of the violence endemic to seventeenth-century English colonization by reexamining some of the key moments of cultural and religious encounter in North America. Susan Juster explores different forms of sacred violence--blood sacrifice, holy war, malediction, and iconoclasm--to uncover how European traditions of ritual violence developed during the wars of the Reformation were introduced and ultimately transformed in the New World. Juster's central argument concerns the rethinking of the relationship between the material and the spiritual worlds that began with the Reformation and reached perhaps its fullest expression on the margins of empire. The Reformation transformed the Christian landscape from an environment rich in sounds, smells, images, and tactile encounters, both divine and human, to an austere space of scriptural contemplation and prayer. When English colonists encountered the gods and rituals of the New World, they were forced to confront the unresolved tensions between the material and spiritual within their own religious practice. Accounts of native cannibalism, for instance, prompted uneasy comparisons with the ongoing debate among Reformers about whether Christ was bodily present in the communion wafer."--Dust jacket
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Juster, Susan,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Violence
  • Gewalt
  • Kolonisierung
  • Violence
  • Exposure to Violence
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Punishment
  • North America
  • America
  • Religion
  • North America
  • Großbritannien
  • Nordamerika
  • Amérique du nord
Label
Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Blood sacrifice -- Holy war -- Malediction -- Iconoclasm -- Conclusion
Control code
927401378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780812248135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927401378
Label
Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Blood sacrifice -- Holy war -- Malediction -- Iconoclasm -- Conclusion
Control code
927401378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780812248135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927401378

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