TITLE

TRAGEDY AND RITUAL

AUTHOR(S)
Popkin, Henry
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/28/53, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the book "Tragedy and the Paradox of the Fortunate Fall," by Herbert Weisinger. Weisinger traces the myth and ritual of the combat, death, and re-birth of the divine king through, their rise in the Near East and the Western Mediterranean, to their spiritualization in Hebrew culture when the divine king becomes a boundless supreme being, and to their return to a more concrete farm in Christian tradition. There is almost an excess of scholarly data on the parallels in primitive myths and rituals, for Weisinger furnishes a virtual anthology of hymns, legends, and accounts of rituals.
ACCESSION #
14484568

 

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