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By Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

A examine 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 two 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 zone, she demonstrates that the method wherein Christianity ultimately separated its own
cultic code from the robust culture of animal sacrifice was once a sluggish and tough one. Petropoulou locations specified emphasis at the incontrovertible fact that Christians gave thoroughly new meanings to the time period `sacrifice'. She additionally explores the query why, if animal sacrifice was once of leading value in the
eastern Mediterranean at the moment, Christians should still eventually have rejected it.

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