Human Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Finsterbusch, Karin, Armin Lange and K.F. Diethard Römheld, editors
Leiden: Brill, 2007 pp. xiii + 365. €135.00
Numen Book Series, 112
Description: This volume asks to which extent ancient practices and traditions of human sacrifice are reflected in medieval and modern Judeo-Christian times. The first part of the volume, on antiquity, focuses on rituals of human sacrifice and
polemics against it, as well as on transformations of human sacrifice in the Israelite-Jewish and Christian cultures, while the Ancient Near East and ancient Greece are not excluded. The second part of the volume, on medieval and modern times, discusses human sacrifice in Jewish and Christian traditions as well as the debates about euthanasia and death penalty in the Western world. Contributors include: Yaakov Ariel, Michaela Bauks, Udo Benzenhöfer, Katell Berthelot, Karin Finsterbusch, Jasper Hopkins, Tal Ilan, Peter Lampe, Armin Lange, Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Bennie H. Reynolds, Wilhelm Rimpau, Christopher Roberts, Randall Styers, Rainer Walz, Gabriele Weiler and Viktor von Weizsäcker.
Subjects: Bible, Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature
Review by James W. Watts
Citation: James W. Watts, review of Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange, and K. F. Diethard Römheld, eds., Human Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
Review by Jason Tatlock
Citation: Jason Tatlock, review of Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange, and K. F. Diethard Römheld, eds., Human Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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