Beware the Word “Sacrifice”
February 26, 2013
Fred Naiden, Associate Professor of History
“Sacrifice” in the Western tradition began with the burnt offerings of the Old Testament and also of the ancient Greeks, whose practices are the subject of Fred Naiden’s new book, Smoke Signals for the Gods. He explores the use and abuse of the word “sacrifice” in both ancient and recent times, especially abuse at the hands of political leaders. Instead of a practice designed to assuage guilt, sacrifice was a way to make contact with a divine being. Beware: sacred cows and sacrificial lambs might be at risk.
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.
Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.
Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Foster’s Market and Flying Burrito
Monday – Saturday: 9-9