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    DescriptionIn 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.


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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199639359
    ISBN 10: 0199639353
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HRLM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRAC
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 203.4
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAL
    Thema V1.0: QRAC, NHF, NHC, QRVP
    Edition statement
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 September 2012
    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
    Review from previous edition 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