Kateřina Kočí

Research Director; Lise Meitner Fellow

Project:

Woman without a Name Gender Identity in Sacrificial Stories

Prominent theorists of sacrifice deny the aspect of gender even though countless women experience sacrifice in their professional and personal lives. The thematic grounds for this investigation are biblical texts and intellectual sources on sacrifice. It is conducted mainly within the Christian discourse and supplemented by an exploration of Greek mythology. The project links biblical analysis, which answers particular questions about female sacrifice, with a philosophical-theological synthesis of the nature of such sacrifice in more general terms.