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Emory University: Sacrifice as Creation

11/11/2014 7:30 PM

Emory University: Sacrifice as Creation

Emory University: Creation Stories project

 In a lecture titled Sacrifice as Creation, Dr. Marko Geslani from Emory¹s Department of Religion will explore how in late-Vedic understanding, sacrifice was deeply implicated in the process of creation. As the gods receded to the status of mythic patrons, the sacrifice itself achieved its own stunning apotheosis; it was thought to possess an endless re-creative capacity, which could be harnessed both for the ordering and renewal of nature and society, and for the “immortality” of the sacrificer.
 

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Carlos Museum, Reception Hall, Level Three, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Contact: 404-727-4282

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