Sacrifice is a well-known type of ritual in lots of global religions. even supposing the particular perform of animal sacrifice was once mostly abolished within the later historical past of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it's nonetheless recalled via biblical tales, the ritual calendar and group occasions. The essays during this quantity speak about many of the positions in regards to the price of sacrifice in a large choice of disciplines similar to background, archaeology, literature, philosophy, paintings and gender and post-colonial experiences. during this context they study a wide range of questions relating the 'actuality of sacrifice' in numerous social, ancient and highbrow contexts starting from the pre-historical to the post-Holocaust, and current new understandings of a few of the main delicate themes of our time.
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