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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 by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou
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A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice. Contrary to other studies in this area, she demonstrates that the process by which Christianity finally separated its own cultic code from the strong tradition of animal sacrifice was a slow and difficult one. Petropoulou places special emphasis on the fact that Christians gave completely new meanings to the term `sacrifice'. She also explores the question why, if animal sacrifice was of prime importance in the eastern Mediterranean at this time, Christians should ultimately have rejected it.

Author Biography

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou is a teacher on the International Baccalaureate Program of the Hellenic American Foundation, Athens.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
352
Dimensions
146x223x24
ISBN-13
9780199218547
Product ID
3163906

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