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The Resource Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster

Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster

Label
Sacred violence in early America
Title
Sacred violence in early America
Statement of responsibility
Susan Juster
Creator
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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Juster, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Punishment
  • North America
  • Violence
  • United States
  • Violence
  • Exposure to Violence
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Punishment
  • HISTORY
  • Punishment
  • Religion
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • America
  • North America
  • United States
Label
Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
ocn946106065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292824
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812292824
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 909527
  • 22573/ctt1bdq1b3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946106065
Label
Sacred violence in early America, Susan Juster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
ocn946106065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292824
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812292824
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 909527
  • 22573/ctt1bdq1b3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946106065

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