Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians (Paperback)
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Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians (Paperback)

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Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 11/11/2008
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Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity - as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same literary, cultural, and religious origins, on the question of blood the two religions have followed quite different trajectories. For instance, while Judaism rejects the eating or drinking of blood, Christianity mandates its symbolic consumption as a central sacrament. How did these two traditions, both originating in the Hebrew Bible's cult of blood sacrifices, veer off in such different directions? With his characteristic wit and erudition, David Biale traces the continuing, changing, and often clashing roles of blood as both symbol and substance through the entire sweep of Jewish and Christian history from Biblical times to the present.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520257986
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

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