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By Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

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A learn of animal sacrifice inside Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity throughout the interval in their interplay among approximately a hundred BC and advert 2 hundred. After a bright 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 custom. opposite to different experiences during this sector, she demonstrates that the method wherein Christianity ultimately separated its own
cultic code from the robust culture of animal sacrifice was once a gradual and hard one. Petropoulou locations exact 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 was once of best significance in the
eastern Mediterranean at the moment, Christians should still eventually have rejected it.

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