Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption

Ritual Sacrifice Blood and Redemption The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself Human animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters secure good luck or good health ensure

  • Title: Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption
  • Author: Brenda Ralph Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780750945004
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth This fascinating book provides the first general, fully illustrated overview of saThe principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth This fascinating book provides the first general, fully illustrated overview of sacrificial practices around the world from prehistoric times to the present day.

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    1. This one of the best books I have recently read on Ritual Sacrifice. The wealth of information it supplies on the subject of sacrifice, whether it be human or animal is staggering for such a short book. The illustrations that Lewis uses are worth the price of the book alone. This is a wonderful survey book that will be well worth you time to read if you are interested in this subject.

    2. Concise sums it up as you get a brief chapter about the ancient civilisations that had sacrificial rituals. The book looks at how these rituals were an accepted part of their society, how attitudes have changed and the cultures that still practice it today. Not the best book on the subject but it serves to give you a 'taster'.

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