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Greek Animal Sacrifice in the Period 100 bc–ad 200

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is framed by two aims: to refute Nilsson's view about the decline of animal sacrifice in the period under study; and to demonstrate the sometimes obligatory character of animal sacrifice ... More


Jewish Animal Sacrifice in the Period 100 bc–ad 200

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter discusses animal sacrifice in the Jerusalem Temple based on sources from the late Second Temple period, that is Philo and Josephus, and of the Mishnah. Animal sacrifice shaped Philo's ... More


A Bridge Linking Greek Religion and Judaism to Christianity

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the world of Christians — who came from both the Greek religious environment (Gentile Christians) and Judaism (Jewish Christians) — but also from the group of pagans who were ... More


Approaching the Issue of Sacrifice

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the main anthropological theories on sacrifice in general, and on Jewish and Greek sacrifice in particular. The few historical approaches to the issue of sacrifice are also ... More


Animal Sacrifices

John Hare

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Hebrew Scriptures God is represented as requiring a sacrificial system involving the deaths of many thousands of animals every year as a way to produce atonement for sin. This system is taken ... More


Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Next to older scholarly approaches to sacrifice, a new way of understanding the mechanism of animal sacrifice is presented in this book, based on the intersection of two axes: the one vertical ... More


The Theology of Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World: Origins and Developments

James B. Rives

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/9780199738960.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

James Rives addresses the monolithic theological role attributed to animal sacrifice in modern accounts of ancient Greek religion. Emphasizing the importance of a careful chronological perspective, ... More


Reform

Kimberly K. Smith

in Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199895755
eISBN:
9780199950522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895755.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter considers the potential tensions between liberal values, such as toleration and freedom of religion, and pursuing social reforms aimed at greater protection for animal welfare. Using the ... More


Conclusions

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Epilogue, in attempting to answer the question of why Christians relinquished the practice of animal sacrifice, uses the book's initial interpretive scheme of the mechanism of animal sacrifice. ... More


 The Festival of the Goddess Vatsalā

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the main festival of Deopatan, the Vatsalājātrā, i.e. the rituals and processions that celebrate the goddess Vatsalā who is regarded as both an independent deity and the consort ... More


From Greek Religion to Judaism: A Bridge

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter acts as a bridge between the chapter on Greek animal sacrifice and the chapter on Jewish animal sacrifice. It provides the classicist who is not familiar with Judaism with the necessary ... More


On the Transmigration of Souls: Reincarnation Into Animal Bodies in Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers what is involved in the claim that some species are ‘similar to’ or ‘different from’ ourselves, and what role such claims play in moral discourse. Examples are taken from the ... More


 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the festival of the local goddess Pīgãmāī situated under the Ring Road which surrounds Kathmandu. It is made up of a group of twenty‐two children representing the Navadurgā ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


Sacrifice in Jewish Tradition

David L. Weddle

in Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

After Roman destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70CE, Jewish tradition reimagined animal sacrifices as devotional acts, such as prayer, fasting, and study of Torah, as well as giving up ... More


The Great Zoo Massacre

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Without a doubt, the strangest thing that ever happened at the Ueno Zoo was the massacre of the zoo’s most famous and valuable animals in 1943. That year, as the Japanese empire teetered on the brink ... More


The Work of Blood

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the rabbis redefined the biblical sacrificial process by centering it almost exclusively on one substance: blood. The activities that follow the ritual manipulation of blood, ... More


Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The Debate about Ebó-Rituals in the Americas

Bettina E. Schmidt

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses how the Christian perception of sacrifice has affected Afro-American religions, in particular the Cuban Orisha religion in the USA (formerly called Santerìa) and Candomblé in ... More


(Human) Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

Reiko Ohnuma

in Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the thinking, speaking, highly anthropomorphized animals found in previous-life stories of the Buddha (jātakas)—more specifically, those that populate the Pāli ... More


Sacrifice in Islamic Tradition

David L. Weddle

in Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In Islam animal sacrifice is a religious duty during the pilgrimage to Mecca. The ritual slaughter recalls Abraham’s offering of his son and expresses thanks for God’s merciful substitution of an ... More


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