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.
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
The Creator of life allowed the sacrifice of his only son, Christ, as a final sacrifice to
eliminate all other human sacrifice.
Golden argues instead for another kind of sacrifice, whose qualities are much closer to the ancient, pre-Christian concept, which had nothing to do with suffering, but rather indicated "an expansive, empowering, collective action." 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.
But what worker or manager will sacrifice to
make a company successful ten years from now if he or she knows that there is a high probability that they will not be around in ten years?
What are you willing to sacrifice to
pursue your dreams?
The sacrifice of various animals is symbolic of bowing before the will of Almighty Allah and signifies that we the Muslims are ready to offer any sacrifice to
In 2007, the Temple Mount Faithful and the Sanhedrin rabbis purchased a herd of sheep and petitioned the Supreme Court to allow a Pesach sacrifice to
be offered on the Temple Mount.
What would we have to sacrifice to
respond to this public emergency, this epidemic of poverty, so that those of us who live in the impoverished pockets of American society can escape it?
He instituted the Sacrifice of the Mass, which contains the Sacrament of The Eucharist so that thereafter we could continue to receive the benefits of His Supreme Sacrifice to
the end of time.
The brahman priest's relationship to brahman is laid out in terms of eating, so that the ida or sacrificial meal is seen as a vestige of the way of transferring the violence of the sacrifice to
Increasingly the church is teaching that because sacrifice acceptable to God must be voluntary, the only suffering appropriate for sacrifice to
God is that which is either unavoidable--as in the chronic, untreatable pain of the seriously ill or aged--or necessary in order to secure some greater good--as the pain of childbirth or the suffering encountered in working for racial justice in a racist society.
32), the principal act of the virtue of religion is devotion, which moves us to pray, adore and make sacrifice to