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Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200
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Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Abstract

Next to older scholarly approaches to sacrifice, a new way of understanding the mechanism of animal sacrifice is presented in this book, based on the intersection of two axes: the one vertical (linking humans to the deity), the other horizontal (that of reality). The horizontal axis consists of many sections, each one representing a particular realm of the offerer's reality. The book emphasizes the vigorous continuity of both Greek and Jewish animal sacrificial worship in the period studied. After presenting the sacrificial multiplicity characterizing Greek religion, the book stresses the some ... More

Keywords: allegorisation, animal sacrifice, axis, Christianity, Christian, Diaspora, Greek, Jerusalem, metaphor, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou, author
Ancient Historian, at present working as a teacher on the International Baccalaureate Program of the Hellenic American Foundation, Athens

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