Walter Burkert, Ren Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on Ritual Killing and Cultural Formation
'This fascinating book is the result of a conference that brought together, for the purpose of debate and dialogue, the authors of some of the most important, current theories about the origins and meaning of sacrifice ... This isa high-powered look at the topic by the scholars generating the approaches being taken today.' Choice
Walter Burkert is Professor Emeritus of Classical Philology at the University of Zurich. Ren Girard is Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French Language, Literature, and Civilization at Stanford University.