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The Allure of Decadent ThinkingReligious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism$
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Carl Olson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199959839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001

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Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

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(p.17) 2 Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice
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The Allure of Decadent Thinking
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Carl Olson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0002

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

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