New PDF release: Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and

By Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

ISBN-10: 0199218544

ISBN-13: 9780199218547

ISBN-10: 0199639353

ISBN-13: 9780199639359

A research of animal sacrifice inside of Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity in the course of the interval in their interplay among approximately a hundred BC and advert 2 hundred. After a vibrant account of the realities of sacrifice within the Greek East and within the Jerusalem Temple (up to advert 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians in the direction of this tradition. opposite to different experiences during this quarter, she demonstrates that the method in which Christianity eventually separated its own
cultic code from the powerful culture of animal sacrifice used to be a gradual and hard one. Petropoulou locations precise emphasis at the indisputable fact that Christians gave thoroughly new meanings to the time period `sacrifice'. She additionally explores the query why, if animal sacrifice was once of major significance in the
eastern Mediterranean at present, Christians may still eventually have rejected it.

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