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Ancient Mediterranean sacrifice

Author: Jennifer Wright Knust; Várhelyi, Zsuzsanna
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the multiple meanings and functions of sacrifice in diverse religious texts and practices from the late Hellenistic and Roman imperial periods.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Wright Knust; Várhelyi, Zsuzsanna
ISBN: 9780199918676 0199918678 9780199738960 0199738963
OCLC Number: 773837466
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 330 p.) : illustrations
Contents: The religion of plant and animal offerings versus the religion of meanings, essences, and textual mysteries / Stanley Stowers --
Contesting the meaning of animal sacrifice / Daniel Ullucci --
Egyptian religion and the problem of the category sacrifice / David Frankfurter --
Jewish sacrifice : its nature and function / William Gilders --
Symbol, function, theology, and morality in the study of priestly ritual / Jonathan Klawans --
Political murder and sacrifice : from Roman Republic to Empire / Zsuzsanna Várhelyi --
The embarrassment of blood : sacrifice and rational worship (I-II CE) / Laura Nasrallah --
The end of public sacrifice, or, Changing definitions of sacrifice in the post Constantinian world? / Michele R. Salzman --
The theology of animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world : origins and developments / James Rives --
Rejecting sacrifice in imperial times : the treatise on sacrifice / Fritz Graf --
Bonds of flesh and blood : Porphyry, animal sacrifice, and empire / Philippa Townsend --
Don't cry over spilled blood / Kathryn McClymond --
Passing : Jesus' circumcision and strategic self-sacrifice / Andrew Jacobs --
Confounding blood : Jewish narratives of sacrifice and violence in late antiquity / Raanan Boustan.
Responsibility: ed. by Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Várhelyi.

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