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Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199959839
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0002
Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

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This chapter critically examines Georges Bataille's theory of religion, and compares it to the Sun Dance of the Sioux on the American plains in order to test its viability and validity.

Keywords: eroticism; decadence; violence; sacrifice; Georges Bataille; theory of religion; death; sacred

Chapter.  8101 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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