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The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel C. Ullucci


Animal sacrifice is one of the most pervasive ritual actions in human history. In the ancient Mediterranean world, animal sacrifice was one of the most culturally significant religious rituals, indexing group membership and status at all levels of society. Sacrifice dominated the ritual landscape of ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish religion for millennia, but this situation changed drastically in fourth and fifth centuries, corresponding to the rise of Christianity. The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice attempts to shed new light on this remarkable historical turn. The book is a redescri ... More

Keywords: sacrifice, Christian, Jesus, critique, theory, New Testament, Early Christianity, Jewish, Greek, Roman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199791705
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel C. Ullucci, author
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth