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By Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

A research of animal sacrifice inside Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity in the course of the interval in their interplay among approximately a hundred BC and advert 2 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 reports during this sector, she demonstrates that the method through which Christianity ultimately separated its own
cultic code from the robust culture of animal sacrifice used to be a gradual and tough one. Petropoulou locations certain emphasis at the indisputable fact that Christians gave thoroughly new meanings to the time period `sacrifice'. She additionally explores the query why, if animal sacrifice used to be of top value in the
eastern Mediterranean at the present, Christians may still finally have rejected it.

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