A World of Sacrifice

@article{Bolle1983AWO,
  title={A World of Sacrifice},
  author={Kees W. Bolle},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1983},
  volume={23},
  pages={37 - 63}
}
Few of us are likely to have met anyone who appreciated, let alone advocated, sacrifice in the sense of a deliberate killing of a living being as a meaningful religious act. It is true, of course, that the Christian communion celebration uses the word "sacrifice," but its symbolism in the liturgy, the breaking of bread and the pouring of wine, seems a rather remote referent to the actual death of the lord, which occurred only once according to the emphatic words of the liturgy itself. In our… Expand
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