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

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

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by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou
 

In this study of the ritual of animal sacrifice in ancient Greek religion, Judaism, and Christianity in the period between 100 BC and AD 200, Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70). Contrary to other studies in this area, she demonstrates that

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In this study of the ritual of animal sacrifice in ancient Greek religion, Judaism, and Christianity in the period between 100 BC and AD 200, Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70). 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199639359
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou is a teacher on the International Baccalaureate Program of the Hellenic American Foundation, Athens.

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