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The power of sacrifice [electronic resource] : Roman and Christian discourses in conflict / George Heyman.

By: Heyman, George, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 256 p.).ISBN: 9780813216942 (electronic bk.); 081321694X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sacrifice | Church history | Rome -- Religion | Martyrdom -- Christianity | RELIGION -- Reference | Offers | Publiek domein | Romeinse rijk | Vroege christendom | Neues Testament | Fr�uhchristentum | Herrscherkult | Opferritus | Opfer | R�omisches Reich | Sacrifice | �Eglise -- Histoire | Rome -- Religion romaine | Herrscherkult | Opferritus | Fr�uhchristentum | M�artyrer | R�omisches Reich | Electronic books | Geschichte 0-100 | Geschichte 100-200 | Geschichte 200-250Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power of sacrifice.DDC classification: 203/.40937 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Roman religion and sacrificial practice -- The Roman imperial cult -- The New Testament and the discourse of sacrifice -- The sacrifice of the martyr -- Conclusions.
Review: "In this work, George Heyman offers a fresh perspective on the similarities between pagan Roman and Christian thinking about the public role of sacrifice in the first two and a half centuries of the Christian era. He shows that both imperial Rome and early Christianity capitalized on the rhetoric of sacrifice as a discursive means to craft their location, their identity, and their social power within the cosmos."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-252) and index.

Roman religion and sacrificial practice -- The Roman imperial cult -- The New Testament and the discourse of sacrifice -- The sacrifice of the martyr -- Conclusions.

"In this work, George Heyman offers a fresh perspective on the similarities between pagan Roman and Christian thinking about the public role of sacrifice in the first two and a half centuries of the Christian era. He shows that both imperial Rome and early Christianity capitalized on the rhetoric of sacrifice as a discursive means to craft their location, their identity, and their social power within the cosmos."--Jacket.

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