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A Satirist’s Sacrifices: Lucian’s On Sacrifices and the Contestation of Religious Traditions

Fritz Graf

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Fritz Graf considers the criticism of sacrifice by the Syrian Greek satirist, Lucian of Samosata. He argues that sacrifice, in Lucian as in other writers, is never contested by itself; rather, these ... More


The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel C. Ullucci

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

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, ... More


The Problem of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel Ullucci

in The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that the Christian responses to animal sacrifice do not stem from earlier so-called critiques of sacrifice in Greek, Roman and Jewish sources. The common model for understanding ... More


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