Millions of Muslims around the world will offer a sacrifice to
God on the first full day of the holiday.
While humans often give each other gifts with the expectation of eventually gaining some benefit in return, sacrifice to
God should transcend such considerations.
People are enthusiastic about the festival, according to which Prophet Abraham presented his son Ishmael as a sacrifice to
Each family offered a lamb or kid as a sacrifice to
God and then roasted it and partook of the meat along with matzah and bitter herbs at a festive meal to remember the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.
There is rejoicing that a respected anthropologist should move from a purely secular stance to embrace Catholic Christianity, but his interpretation of the cross as the sacrifice to
end all sacrifice has awkward implications for our understanding of the eucharist.
The issue is not that Shiloh in its day and Jerusalem currently were not to have houses of the Lord in which to sacrifice to
expiate sins, but that Israel and Judah did not heed the spoken word of God to the ancient forebears of the people:
Hughes notes that the crucifixion annuls sacrifice in three ways: first, because it is the single sacrifice that brings all carnal sacrifice to
an end; second, because Christ lives; and third, because the crucifixion is transformed, initiating other forms of sacrifice among the faithful, such as discipline (50-51).
Judas then decided to send money to Jerusalem for sacrifice to
be offered for the sins of the dead:
Some argue this portrays the Christian God as disturbingly similar to gods who demanded human sacrifice to
appease their anger.
1) In these chapters the ritual practices inherited by the Qin are criticized in favor of a sacrifice to
Heaven: "En fait, le sacrifice jiao adresse au Ciel est le rite le plus important au regard des regles redigees par les saints d'autrefois.
When I first came to PNG I was told that the pigkill is a sacrifice to
Jephthah's Daughter: A Lament is a ceremony which offers an opportunity to grieve the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter, and to ponder the meaning of her sacrifice to
She wants to reorient our notions and experiences of female sacrifice to
refer to a way of being in the world "that balances autonomous individuality with the awareness that our own welfare can flow from the well-being of others.
Papers by Barnes and Grzimek move from locally derived sacrifice to
contemporary forms expressed through the adoption of Christianity.