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    Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 (Oxford Classical Monographs) (Hardback) By (author) Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maria-Zoe Petropoulou
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199218547
    ISBN 10: 0199218544
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX, HRAC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
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    DC22: 203/.4
    LC classification: BL570 .P48 2008
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    BISAC V2.8: REL054000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAC, QRJ, QRAX, QRS
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Maria-Zoe Petropoulou is a teacher on the International Baccalaureate Program of the Hellenic American Foundation, Athens.
    Review quote
    Maria-Zoe Petropoulou's book encourages scholars to take seriously the experience of religious sacrifice as encountered by actual worshippers. Cally Hammond, Times Literary Supplement Petropoulou's book is an important contribution to the study of late Hellenistic and early Roman religion, most notably for its demonstration of the continued importance of animal sacrifice in the early imperial period, and its elucidation of early Christian responses to this phenomenon, particularly in the second century. Paul Dilley, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Approaching the Issue of Sacrifice ; 2. Greek Animal Sacrifice in the Period 100 BC to AD 200 ; 3. From Greek Religion to Judaism: A Bridge ; 4. Jewish Animal Sacrifice in the Period 100 BC to AD 200 ; 5. A Bridge Linking Greek Religion and Judaism to Christianity ; 6. Christians and Animal Sacrifice in the Period up to AD 200 ; Conclusions