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The shocking and affecting memoir from a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband's death, this book bears witness to the true sacrifices made by military families. When Green Beret Bryan Black was killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, his wife Michelle saw her worst nightmare become a reality. She was left alone with her grief and with two young sons to raise. But what followed Bryan's death was an even more difficult journey for the young widow. After receiving very few details about the attack that took her husband's life, it was up to Michelle to find answers. It became her mission to learn the truth about that day in Niger--and Sacrifice is the result of that mission. In this heartbreaking and revelatory memoir, Michelle uses exclusive interviews with the survivors of her husband's unit, research into the military leadership and accountability, and her own unique vantage point as a gold-star widow to tell a previously unknown story. Sacrifice is both an honest, emotional look inside a military marriage and a searing investigation of the people and decisions at the heart of the US military.


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Author: Robert Petkovsek,Bojan Zalec
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Sacrifice by Robert Petkovsek,Bojan Zalec Book Resume:

Various fundamental and vital areas and aspects of human life are in some way crucially interwoven with the ideas, ideals, and practices of sacrifice. As an attention-grabbing example of how importantly sacrifice may influence society, let us mention (suicide) terrorist attacks that by spreading sorrow, panics, and fear have changed the face of today's world. But the importance of sacrifice reaches broader and deeper. The authors of this book show that it is connected with the origins of human culture and its transformations. This interdisciplinary book brings the results of the research in the areas of humanities and social science. Various aspects of sacrifice are considered and connected. The book is an important contribution to the formation of a culture of sacrifice and offering, appropriate for the modern world. Professor Robert Petkovsek is the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana. Research Professor Bojan Zalec is the Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana.

The Sacrifice

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Author: Adele Wiseman
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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The Sacrifice by Adele Wiseman Book Resume:

The Sacrifice is a haunting depiction of one family and its often tragic attempts to come to terms with a new life in a new country. It is a moving, almost biblical story of a father possessed by his hope for his only son; of a son who rebels against his father’s ideals, yet sacrifices himself to preserve what his father most prizes; and of a grandson who must reconcile the flaws in his inheritance.

Sufficient Sacrifice

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Author: Annette Valentine
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
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Sufficient Sacrifice by Annette Valentine Book Resume:

A father struggles to raise his daughter right as she comes of age in the 1960s in this moving conclusion to a multi-generational family trilogy. Simon Hagan’s life has been portrayed over several decades in Annette Valentine’s novels Eastbound From Flagstaff and Down to the Potter’s House. In Sufficient Sacrifice, he bears the burden of responsibility to give his child, Alexandra, the foundational strength she needs to navigate the bumpy road of her youthful years and the proverbial wings she needs to fly against the winds of young adulthood. With the goal of Sufficient Sacrifice elevating the power of a father’s love for his child, the story poses the question of whether Simon’s influence has diminished over time or been compromised by the eroding push of a determined woman. Simon, however, makes the necessary sacrifices. Having given all he had to give, Sufficient Sacrifice uniquely portrays his stunning and triumphant victory over Alexandra’s confusion and rebellion. The results land her on higher ground, enabling her to be more than conqueror. “Excellent!! An absolute treasure that recounts the warm and sometimes harsh realities of a family striving to maintain a high standard of living amidst currents of mediocrity.” —Becky Hadden Wise, educator, Carver Middle School, Spartanburg, South Carolina

The Dragon's Compliant Sacrifice

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Author: Ines Johnson
Publisher: Those Johnson Girls
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The Dragon's Compliant Sacrifice by Ines Johnson Book Resume:

Prized for her willowy-thin form, she'd never hungered for life. But when she is sacrificed to a dragon, she becomes a glutton for his touch... After surviving years of catcalls and casting couches, model Lily Bishop suffers nightly from sleep paralysis. It takes the touch of the gentle dragon shifter Elek to free her from her night terrors. Though Elek does not want a mate, he agrees to place his mark on Lily which will keep her safe from other shifters in the Veil. Mated in name only, Lily is safe from being sought after by the other shifters looking for a mate and can now have the quiet life she always dreamed of. That is until she begins to yearn for more from her fake dragon mate than their easy friendship. An accident that sent his mother into a catatonic state has kept Elek's dragon on lock down. That tight leash the man has on the dragon loosens when he reluctantly agrees to mate quiet, withdrawn Lily. At first Elek believes the two of them can have a quiet life together watching old sitcoms and 80s movies. But one whiff of Lily and Elek's dragon wants to claim the comely model in the flesh. As man and beast struggle for control, other shifters learn that Elek's claim on Lily is not complete which leaves Lily open to mating games. Now Lily is in danger of losing the safety she craves. But she'd throw caution to the wind with just one sign that the dragon she's falling for wants to stake his claim for real. Elek has already lost his heart to Lily, but if he loses control of his dragon the man he is will succumb to the wiles of the beast and the past could repeat itself, causing him to lose the woman that he craves with his whole self. If you love alpha male shifters, fated mates, and steamy romance with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, then you don’t want to miss The Last Dragons series!

Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru

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Author: Elizabeth P. Benson,Anita G. Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru by Elizabeth P. Benson,Anita G. Cook Book Resume:

Propitiating the supernatural forces that could grant bountiful crops or wipe out whole villages through natural disasters was a sacred duty in ancient Peruvian societies, as in many premodern cultures. Ritual sacrifices were considered necessary for this propitiation and for maintaining a proper reciprocal relationship between humans and the supernatural world. The essays in this book examine the archaeological evidence for ancient Peruvian sacrificial offerings of human beings, animals, and objects, as well as the cultural contexts in which the offerings occurred, from around 2500 B.C. until Inca times just before the Spanish Conquest. Major contributions come from the recent archaeological fieldwork of Steve Bourget, Anita Cook, and Alana Cordy-Collins, as well as from John Verano's laboratory work on skeletal material from recent excavations. Mary Frame, who is a weaver as well as a scholar, offers rich new interpretations of Paracas burial garments, and Donald Proulx presents a fresh view of the nature of Nasca warfare. Elizabeth Benson's essay provides a summary of sacrificial practices.

Not Sparing the Child: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond

Not Sparing the Child: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Daphna Arbel,Paul C. Burns,J.R.C. Cousland,Richard Menkis,Dietmar Neufeld
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Not Sparing the Child: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond by Daphna Arbel,Paul C. Burns,J.R.C. Cousland,Richard Menkis,Dietmar Neufeld Book Resume:

The role of human sacrifice in the ancient Mediterranean world and its implications continue to be topics that fire the popular imagination and engender scholarly discussion and controversy. This volume provides balanced and judicious treatments of the various facets of these topics from a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. It provides nuanced examinations of ancient ritual, exploring the various meanings that human sacrifice held for antiquity, and examines its varied repercussions up into the modern world. The book explores evidence to shed new light on the origins of the rite, to whom these sacrifices were offered, and by whom they were performed. It presents fresh insights into the social and religious meanings of this practice in its varied biblical landscape and ancient contexts, and demonstrates how human sacrifice has captured the imagination of later writers who have employed it in diverse cultural and theological discourses to convey their own views and ideologies. It provides valuable perspectives for understanding key cultural, theological and ideological dimensions, such as the sacrifice of Christ, scapegoating,self-sacrifice and martyrdom in post-biblical and modern times.

On Sacrifice

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Author: Moshe Halbertal
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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On Sacrifice by Moshe Halbertal Book Resume:

The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. In this brief book, philosopher Moshe Halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the place of self-sacrifice within ethical life and at the complex role of sacrifice as both a noble and destructive political ideal. In the religious domain, Halbertal argues, sacrifice is an offering, a gift given in the context of a hierarchical relationship. As such it is vulnerable to rejection, a trauma at the root of both ritual and violence. An offering is also an ambiguous gesture torn between a genuine expression of gratitude and love and an instrument of exchange, a tension that haunts the practice of sacrifice. In the moral and political domains, sacrifice is tied to the idea of self-transcendence, in which an individual sacrifices his or her self-interest for the sake of higher values and commitments. While self-sacrifice has great potential moral value, it can also be used to justify the most brutal acts. Halbertal attempts to unravel the relationship between self-sacrifice and violence, arguing that misguided self-sacrifice is far more problematic than exaggerated self-love. In his exploration of the positive and negative dimensions of self-sacrifice, Halbertal also addresses the role of past sacrifice in obligating future generations and in creating a bond for political associations, and considers the function of the modern state as a sacrificial community.

Isaac, Iphigeneia, Ignatius

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Author: Monika Pesthy-Simon
Publisher: Central European University Press
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Isaac, Iphigeneia, Ignatius by Monika Pesthy-Simon Book Resume:

What is the meaning of the martyr?s sacrifice? Is it true that the martyr imitates Christ? After the ?one and eternal? sacrifice of Jesus, why are the occasional new (and often quite numerous) sacrifices necessary? What is the underlying divinitical concept behind these acts? How do these ideas survive in present times? The author considers martyrdom as a voluntary human sacrifice. The two emblematic figures of this transformation are Iphigeneia and Isaac. Pesthy argues that all the peoples in the environment in which Christianity came into being are characterized by an ambiguous and often hypocritical attitude toward human sacrifice: in theory they condemn it as barbarian and belonging to bygone times, in other cases they accept, admire and practice it. In modern Christianity, martyrs are real sacrifices, not symbolical ones. Our feelings about martyrs vary: we may admire their unbending courage and heroism or be irritated by their stubbornness, or even feel disgusted at the fanaticism with which they strove for death. Whatever our feelings may be, we must acknowledge that a very strong motivation is necessary to accept voluntarily or even seek death. ÿ

Silence and Sacrifice

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Author: Merav Shohet
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Silence and Sacrifice by Merav Shohet Book Resume:

How do families remain close when turbulent forces threaten to tear them apart? In this groundbreaking book based on more than a decade of research set in Vietnam, Merav Shohet explores what happens across generations to families that survive imperialism, war, and massive political and economic upheaval. Placing personal sacrifice at the center of her story, Shohet recounts vivid experiences of conflict, love, and loss. In doing so, her work challenges the idea that sacrifice is merely a blood-filled religious ritual or patriotic act. Today, domestic sacrifices—made largely by women—precariously knot family members together by silencing suffering and naturalizing cross-cutting gender, age, class, and political hierarchies. In rethinking ordinary ethics, this intimate ethnography reveals how quotidian acts of sacrifice help family members forge a sense of continuity in the face of trauma and decades of dramatic change.

The Sacrifice Trilogy

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Author: V.T. Bonds
Publisher: V.T. Bonds
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The Sacrifice Trilogy by V.T. Bonds Book Resume:

The Sacrifice Trilogy contains books 1-3 of the Depraved Monsters and Decadent Myths series. The Last Sacrifice Lured into the demon’s lair. In a nightmare I can’t escape, I find true evil exists. They have no mercy. Can I survive their wicked savagery? The Lost Sacrifice Stolen from the Demon’s lair. They marked and mated me against my will, forever changing my fate. I thought nothing could be worse than being sacrificed to a demon and given to a werewolf. I was wrong. Being separated from them is worse. The Little Sacrifice Desperate for the Demon’s lair. For a love never meant to be, our bond thrives despite my weakness. I fight for love, knowing more than my own life is at stake. I’ll protect what’s mine with every breath. No matter the cost. *This Dark Paranormal Romance is not for the faint of heart. If explicit scenes, violence, and D/s themes offend you, please abstain. Proceed with caution.*

Blood for Thought

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Author: DR. S Mira Balberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Blood for Thought by DR. S Mira Balberg Book Resume:

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a site through which to negotiate intellectual, cultural, and religious trends and practices in their surrounding world. Rather than viewing the rabbinic project as an attempt to generate a nonsacrificial version of Judaism, she argues that the rabbis developed a new sacrificial Jewish tradition altogether, consisting of not merely substitutes to sacrifice but elaborate practical manuals that redefined the processes themselves, radically transforming the meanings of sacrifice, its efficacy, and its value.

The Aztecs

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Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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The Aztecs by Louise Spilsbury Book Resume:

Give young readers a deeper look into the violent culture of one of history's most powerful empires. Students will explore everything from human sacrifices and cannibalism to bloodletting and slavery through compelling language, alluring sidebars, and relevant photographs and illustrations. This volume is sure to intrigue and enthrall students as they learn about the dark secrets of the Aztecs.

Infinite Sacrifice

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Author: L.E. Waters
Publisher: Rock Castle Publishing
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Infinite Sacrifice by L.E. Waters Book Resume:

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone? Free, freebie

The Maya

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Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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The Maya by Louise Spilsbury Book Resume:

The Mayan Empire is remembered as one of the most progressive but violent civilizations in history. Readers will explore a variety of unsavory topics, from bloody battles and skull racks to living with the dead and human sacrifices. Features like detailed sidebars and full-color photographs and illustrations will engage readers as they discover a whole new side to the history of the ancient Americas.

Getting to Maximum

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Author: Chris Ekpekurede
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
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Getting to Maximum by Chris Ekpekurede Book Resume:

Reaching maximum success cannot be achieved without making the necessary sacrifices. In fact, the size of any success is directly proportional to the extra mile covered in its pursuit. Therefore, the extra mile defines the level of success. Do not expect your actions to be logical when you are operating in this realm. Extra-mile actions do not make sense because they do not appeal to the senses. So when you are about to embark on an extra-mile action, it is pointless to consult anyone but God! Sacrificing can hurt, but nothing lifts the spirit of a person better. You can change your present circumstances by launching your sacrifices a notch higher.

Sacrifice Unveiled

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Author: Robert J. Daly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Sacrifice Unveiled by Robert J. Daly Book Resume:

Most ideas of sacrifice, even specifically Christian ideas, as we saw in the Reformation controversies, have something to do with deprivation or destruction. But this is not authentic Christian sacrifice. Authentic Christian sacrifice, and ultimately all true sacrifice (whether one is conscious of it or not) begins with the self-offering of the Father in the gift-sending of the Son, continues with the loving "response" of the Son, in his humanity, and in the Spirit, to the Father and for us, and finally, begins to become real in our world when human beings, in the power of the same Spirit that was in Jesus, respond to love with love, and thus begin to enter into that perfectly loving, totally self-giving relationship that is the life of the triune God. The origins of this are in the Hebrew Bible, its revelatory high-points in Jesus and Paul, and its working out in the life of the Church, especially its Eucharistic Prayers. Special attention will be paid to the atonement, not just because atonement and sacrifice are often synonymous, but also because traditional atonement theology is the source of distortions that continue to plague Christian thinking about sacrifice. After exploring the possibility of finding a phenomenology of sacrificial atonement in Girardian mimetic theory, the book will end with some suggestions on how to communicate its findings to people likely to be put off from the outset by the negative connotations associated with "sacrifice."

Sacrifice of the Pawn: Billionaire Romance 1

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Author: Lydia Michaels
Publisher: Lydia Michaels Books
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Sacrifice of the Pawn: Billionaire Romance 1 by Lydia Michaels Book Resume:

Bestselling author, Lydia Michaels, unleashes a world of sin and secrets in a stunning billionaire romance, rich with dark and determined heroes who will do anything the capture the heroine's heart. An unforgettable love triangle! I sacrificed everything for my family until I had nothing left to give, no one to hold, no one to fill that aching hunger inside of me—until that fateful night. One man was my father’s protégé, a trusted friend, a man I looked up to since I was a little girl. How could a forbidden touch feel so right? The other man is a stranger to me and my brother's enemy. Yet I can't get him out of my mind since that night he saved me. One is my secret, the other is my survival. But loving both men at once might very well destroy me. ​​​​​​​So, how do I choose?

Power of sacrifice

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Author: Gabriel Agbo
Publisher: Tektime
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Power of sacrifice by Gabriel Agbo Book Resume:

Sacrifices are powerful. Very powerful! The richest man, the strongest man, the most blessed men and women, the wisest, the greatest king, the most powerful prophets were all men and women of sacrifice. They gave all, risked all for their people, humanity and for God to achieve their goals and feats that even eternity will be proud of. You want to know their secrets? Good. If you want to become great, you must first become a man/woman of sacrifice. All things are possible to them that can pay the price. You will find these highly revealing chapters – Power of Sacrifice, Sacrifice Your Only, I Will Pass Through Egypt, I Will Pay The Price, Follow Me! We Came For You, I Will Preserve You, Cook That Last Meal, Power to Save, Praise, Prayer and Fasting. We have not only discussed the great sacrifices of great men and women in the bible and how their actions made them great, but also people like Yonatan ‘Yoni’ Netanyahu of Israel; the young Israeli who led the commando unit to rescued the Jewish hostages who were kept in Entebbe airport after their plane was hijacked and diverted to Uganda in 1976. We also looked at some of our military heroes, especially those of the Special Operations – like the SEALs, Delta Force. These men give their best; constantly risk everything, including their lives to defend their people and humanity. They sacrifice their lives to protect others. Jesus said that the greatest sacrifice is for a man to give his life for others. We salute them! They teach us what sacrifice should be. Jesus said that what sacrifice can be greater than a man laying down his life for his friends? We praise their courage and extreme patriotism. Here, we will learn about sacrifices of faith, kindness, patriotism, prayer, fasting and praise. When you go beyond the ordinary in any of the above, you immediately set off divine, unseen, supernatural forces that will respond, rush towards you. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Author: David L. Weddle
Publisher: NYU Press
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Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by David L. Weddle Book Resume:

An examination of the practice and philosophy of sacrifice in three religious traditions In the book of Genesis, God tests the faith of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham by demanding that he sacrifice the life of his beloved son, Isaac. Bound by common admiration for Abraham, the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam also promote the practice of giving up human and natural goods to attain religious ideals. Each tradition negotiates the moral dilemmas posed by Abraham’s story in different ways, while retaining the willingness to perform sacrifice as an identifying mark of religious commitment. This book considers the way in which Jews, Christians, and Muslims refer to “sacrifice”—not only as ritual offerings, but also as the donation of goods, discipline, suffering, and martyrdom. Weddle highlights objections to sacrifice within these traditions as well, presenting voices of dissent and protest in the name of ethical duty. Sacrifice forfeits concrete goods for abstract benefits, a utopian vision of human community, thereby sparking conflict with those who do not share the same ideals. Weddle places sacrifice in the larger context of the worldviews of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, using this nearly universal religious act as a means of examining similarities of practice and differences of meaning among these important world religions. This book takes the concept of sacrifice across these three religions, and offers a cross-cultural approach to understanding its place in history and deep-rooted traditions.

Mimesis and Sacrifice

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Author: Marcia Pally
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Mimesis and Sacrifice by Marcia Pally Book Resume:

Central to identity, personal responsibility, economic systems, theology, and the political and military imaginaries, the practice of sacrifice has inspired, disturbed, and abused. Mimesis and Sacrifice brings together scholars from the humanities, military, business, and social sciences to examine the role that sacrifice plays in different present-day settings, from economics to gender relations. Inspired by Rene Girard's work, chapters explore (i) the extent to which the social character of human living makes us mimetic, (ii) whether mimesis necessarily leads to competitive aggression, (iii) whether aggression must be defused by aggressive sacrificial rituals-and whether all sacrifice has this aim, and (iv) the role of the “second lesson of the cross” (as Girard called it), the lesson of self-giving for others, in addressing present societal problems. By investigating sacrifice across this span of arenas and questions yet within one volume, Mimesis and Sacrifice presents a new appreciation of its influence and consequences in the world today, contributing not only to mimetic theory but to greater understanding of which societal arrangement enable us to live well together and what hobbles that goal.

King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice

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Author: Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice by Francesca Stavrakopoulou Book Resume:

The Hebrew Bible portrays King Manasseh and child sacrifice as the most reprehensible person and the most objectionable practice within the story of 'Israel'. This monograph suggests that historically, neither were as deviant as the Hebrew Bible appears to insist. Through careful historical reconstruction, it is argued that Manasseh was one of Judah's most successful monarchs, and child sacrifice played a central role in ancient Judahite religious practice. The biblical writers, motivated by ideological concerns, have thus deliberately distorted the truth about Manasseh and child sacrifice.

The Transonic Sacrifice

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Author: Glen C. Cutlip
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Transonic Sacrifice by Glen C. Cutlip Book Resume:

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Cinema and Sacrifice

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Author: Costica Bradatan,Camil Constantin Ungureanu
Publisher: Routledge
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Cinema and Sacrifice by Costica Bradatan,Camil Constantin Ungureanu Book Resume:

Cinema has a long history of engaging with the theme of sacrifice. Given its capacity to stimulate the imagination and resonate across a wide spectrum of human experiences, sacrifice has always attracted filmmakers. It is on screen that the new grand narratives are sketched, the new myths rehearsed, and the old ones recycled. Sacrifice can provide stories of loss and mourning, betrayal and redemption, death and renewal, destruction and re-creation, apocalypses and the birth of new worlds. The contributors to this volume are not just scholars of film but also students of religion and literature, philosophers, ethicists, and political scientists, thus offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between cinema and sacrifice. They explore how cinema engages with sacrifice in its many forms and under different guises, and examine how the filmic constructions, reconstructions and misconstructions of sacrifice affect society, including its sacrificial practices. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities.

Sacrifice and Spirit

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Author: Michael Ramsey
Publisher: SLG Press
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Sacrifice and Spirit by Michael Ramsey Book Resume:

Fairacres Publications 147 This book contains two short papers, ‘The Christian Concept of Sacrifice’, read to the Anselm Society in Canterbury; and ‘The Paraclete’, a talk given to the Sisters of the Love of God in Oxford. Bishop Michael Ramsey’s spiritual stature, his scholarly immersion in the Bible and his gift for conveying deep theological truths with clarity and simplicity are all manifested in these papers.

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Maria-Zoe Petropoulou
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou Book Resume:

A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice. Contrary to other studies in this area, she demonstrates that the process by which Christianity finally separated its own cultic code from the strong tradition of animal sacrifice was a slow and difficult one. Petropoulou places special emphasis on the fact that Christians gave completely new meanings to the term `sacrifice'. She also explores the question why, if animal sacrifice was of prime importance in the eastern Mediterranean at this time, Christians should ultimately have rejected it.

Sacrifice, Violence, and Ideology Among the Moche

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Author: Steve Bourget
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Sacrifice, Violence, and Ideology Among the Moche by Steve Bourget Book Resume:

In a special precinct dedicated to ritual sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna on the north coast of Peru, about seventy-five men were killed and dismembered, their remains and body parts then carefully rearranged and left on the ground with numerous offerings. The discovery of this large sacrificial site—one of the most important sites of this type in the Americas—raises fundamental questions. Why was human sacrifice so central to Moche ideology and religion? And why is sacrifice so intimately related to the notions of warfare and capture? In this pioneering book, Steve Bourget marshals all the currently available information from the archaeology and visual culture of Huaca de la Luna as he seeks to understand the centrality of human sacrifice in Moche ideology and, more broadly, the role(s) of violence in the development of social complexity. He begins by providing a fully documented account of the archaeological contexts, demonstrating how closely interrelated these contexts are to the rest of Moche material culture, including its iconography, the regalia of its elite, and its monumental architecture. Bourget then probes the possible meanings of ritual violence and human sacrifice and their intimate connections with concepts of divinity, ancestry, and foreignness. He builds a convincing case that the iconography of ritual violence and the practice of human sacrifice at all the principal Moche ceremonial centers were the main devices used in the establishment and development of the Moche state.

Ironic Sacrifice

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Author: Brooklyn Ann
Publisher: Broken Angels
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Ironic Sacrifice by Brooklyn Ann Book Resume:

Jayden Leigh wants to commit suicide. Her clairvoyant powers have become so intense that she lost her job and home. Death is the only way to make them stop. Opportunity presents itself when she comes across a sinfully handsome vampire ready to make a kill. Jayden begs for him to take her instead. A blissful death in his arms, or the visions ravaging her mind? She'd gladly take the vampire. Razvan Nicolae is captivated and amused by the beautiful seeress who sacrifices herself for a stranger. Killing such a pleasing asset doesn’t interest him. If he could get her powers under control, she just might be the key to finding his missing twin. Controlling her visions and working for a seductive vampire? Razvan’s offer is like a dream come true. But her dream turns into a nightmare when a mad vampire cult leader seeks to exploit Jayden’s powers to stop an ancient prophecy. As Jayden finds herself at the center of a vampire war, she realizes that the biggest threat isn’t losing her life, it’s losing her heart. "A great plot and great character interaction. New characters are introduced along with the characters from Wrenching Fate. This paranormal romance is full of excitement and tension which keeps sucking you further into the story." All Things Book Reviews "Vampires with souls, humans with power, a writer with style that makes you crave more!" -Cinfully Wonderful Book Reviews "An action-filled vampire romance full of twists and turns." -Shona Husk- Author of The Court of Anwyn Series.


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Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: Harlequin
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Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver Book Resume:

This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost. Alera Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy. Shaselle Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause. One lives behind the former Hytanican palace walls and walks the razor's edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland. The other slips through the war-torn streets, seeking retribution for her family's tragedy, following whispers of insurgency. Both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death—or lead to freedom anew, if only each can face what must be sacrificed.

No Sacrifice Too Great

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Author: Ruth Presswood Hutchins
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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No Sacrifice Too Great by Ruth Presswood Hutchins Book Resume:

Meet Ruth Presswood Hutchins. You will not likely recognize her name. She has not graced the platform of any large gatherings lately. In No Sacrifice Too Great you will get a close-up view of the Second World War, with its death marches and internment camps in the Philippines. You will learn the dangers, privation, and martyrdom associated with pioneer missionary work in those regions in those years. Sacrifice? It fills every page. It will stab at your heart. It will prick your conscience. It will bring up for examination your own sacrifice for God, your obedience to His Word, your commitment to His will. Begin reading. You will never be the same.

The Chickenhawk Syndrome

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Author: Cheyney Ryan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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The Chickenhawk Syndrome by Cheyney Ryan Book Resume:

In recent years, the question of war and sacrifice has been a major topic of political debate and controversy. If our country goes to war for reasons we endorse, what is our responsibility to share in its sacrifices? Does supporting a war mean serving in it? Does it mean encouraging our children to do so? Such questions have been posed by the so-called "chickenhawk" phenomenon: pro-war leaders and their pro-war children who call on Americans to assume the burden of war and its sacrifices, but avoid those sacrifices themselves. President Bush and other architects of the Iraq conflict were the most prominent chickenhawks. Cheyney C. Ryan argues that the chickenhawk issue is not just a matter of personalities—it will remain with us for a long time even though the Bush administration has left office. Ryan poses fundamental questions of war and personal sacrifice, pointing to the basic disconnection in American politics generally between the support for war and the willingness to assume its costs, which he calls "Alienated War." Calling for the reinvigoration of civic involvement, this illuminating and insightful book offers both a philosophical and historical exploration of America's citizen-soldier tradition and the consequences involved in separating the citizenry from the armed forces.

Baby Sister

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Author: Dennis Stallings
Publisher: iUniverse
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Baby Sister by Dennis Stallings Book Resume:

On February 3rd, 2015, my oldest sister, Susie Will Stallings Brooks died of complication of a stroke. This for me, her baby brother was a devastating blow in my life. Not even my family knew at the time how destroyed I was. It was all I could do to compose myself at the funeral. My brother, Fred, could tell I was struggling with my composure when he leaned over and tap me on the back. “Are you okay?” he asked softly. I nodded my head saying I was alright. Knowing I was tearing apart inside. Deep within the depth of my emotions and my memories of Susie, I wanted to say something at the funeral but I realized if I had, I would have been up there for hours versus two minutes which was allowed. However, at that moment, God put it on my heart to write this book about the relationship that Susie and I had through the private and intimate conversations we shared throughout my life of her raising me and three of my brothers. This book is my way of sharing Susie’s legacy with the world, because she certainly was the world to me. This book is about her sacrifices, her unconditional love, her promise, her challenges, and her methods that she used in order not to allow me to fail. This book will explain why she was called “Baby Sister”. This book will help all the people who new her to understand why she did what she did and the way she did it. This book will put in prospective why all of my brothers and sisters looked to her for all the answers. Most of all, this book will show people what a magical bond she and I had from the very first day I lost my biological mother. Susie Will Stallings Brooks was so much more than a mother, a tremendous 2nd grade educator, an outstanding wife, and an incredible cook. She was the magnificent woman who throughout all of her achievements looked back and reached down and pulled me and my brothers from the brink of privation and gave us a life. This book is dedicated to an unselfish untenable woman. A woman we called “Baby Sister”!!!

A New Era: Sacrifice Freedom Ascent

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Author: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Publisher: Divine Cool Breeze Books
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A New Era: Sacrifice Freedom Ascent by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Book Resume:

"A New Era" is the name given to an exquisite 1985 talk given in Bordi, India. Shri Mataji spoke to us of sacrifice, freedom and ascent. In part it is a description of life in Gandhi's ashram in the 1930s and in part it is also the story of India's fight for political freedom. But A New Era is more than its parts. It is also a rallying cry for liberation of another sort: the liberation of the spirit. "My life is for the purpose of the emancipation of humanity," Shri Mataji told us. "Now forward on!" This landmark talk is here presented in full, supplemented by sixteen related excerpts from other occasions on topics such as freedom, love, compassion, valour, idealism, discretion and truth.

Keeping the Feast

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Author: Jane Lancaster Patterson
Publisher: SBL Press
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Keeping the Feast by Jane Lancaster Patterson Book Resume:

Develop a keener ear for Paul’s rhetorical strategy Patterson uses cognitive metaphor theory to trace the apostle Paul’s use of metaphors from the Jewish sacrificial system in his moral counsels to the Philippians and the Corinthians. In these letters, Paul moves from the known (the practice of sacrifice) to the unknown (how to live in accord with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ). Patterson illustrates that the significant sacrificial metaphors in 1 Corinthians and Philippians are not derived from Jewish sacrifices of atonement, but rather from the Passover and sacrifices of thanksgiving. Attention to these metaphors demonstrates that imagery drawn from these sacrifices shapes the overall moral counsel of the letters, reveals more varied and nuanced interpretations of sacrificial references in Paul’s letters, and sheds light on Paul’s continuity with Jewish cultic practice. Features Clarification of the strategic function of metaphors as a means of establishing an imaginative framework for ethical deliberation Evidence of Paul’s active processes of theological reflection Exploration of the intertwining of Jewish cultic practice with the rhetoric of moral commitment within early Christian churches

Without the Least Tremor

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Author: M. Ross Romero, SJ
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Without the Least Tremor by M. Ross Romero, SJ Book Resume:

A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body. In Without the Least Tremor, M. Ross Romero considers the death of Socrates as a sacrificial act rather than an execution, and analyzes the implications of such an understanding for the meaning of the Phaedo. Plato’s recounting of Socrates’s death fits many of the conventions of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual. Among these are the bath, the procession, Socrates’s appearance as a bull, the libation, the offering of a rooster to Asclepius, the treatment of Socrates’s body and corpse, and Phaedo’s memorialization of Socrates. Yet in a powerful moment, Socrates’s death deviates from a sacrifice as he drinks the pharmakon “without the least tremor.” Developing the themes of suffering and wisdom as they connect to this scene, Romero demonstrates how the embodied Socrates is setting forth an eikôn of the death of the philosopher. Drawing on comparisons with tragedy and comedy, he argues that Socrates’s death is more fittingly described as self-sacrifice than merely an execution or suicide. After considering the implications of these themes for the soul’s immortality and its relationship to the body, the book concludes with an exploration of the place of sacrifice within ethical life.

The Dragon's Reluctant Sacrifice

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Author: Ines Johnson
Publisher: Those Johnson Girls
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The Dragon's Reluctant Sacrifice by Ines Johnson Book Resume:

Diagnosed with an incurable disease, she thought her life was over. When she is sacrificed to a dragon, she learns it has only just begun... The day Chrysanthemum Jones goes to exact revenge on the man responsible for her sister’s death is the day she knows will be her last. Instead, she finds herself stolen away to another dimension and sacrificed to a real live dragon. Rather than a cave full of gold, this dragon’s lair is a throwback to the 1980's complete with pixelated video games, unwound VHS tapes, and animal print spandex. And the mythical creature in question is totally more sex on a stick than Smaug. Schweet! As one of the last dragon shifters beyond the Veil, Corun is desperate to control the beast inside of him. The only thing guaranteed to keep the dragon under control is the surrender of a human female. But sacrificial offerings have been in short supply since his realm was cut off from Earth -something or other about women's liberation? So when a sacrifice turns up on his doorstep, Corun should be elated. But as totally tubular as Chryssie’s curves are, her health is fragile and he fears she wouldn’t survive the claiming that would soothe his beast. Death has never bothered Chryssie. With an incurable, hereditary disease, she's been prepared to die her whole life. Now she has a chance to lose her V card and birth dragon babies before she goes? Talk about bad ass exits. Count her in! She just needs to get her sexy dragon shifter on board and in bed. As Corun becomes more attached to his sassy little human, his beast roars that Chryssie is his and pushes to claim her. If he doesn’t claim her and soothe the beast inside of him, he will become stuck in dragon form for the rest of his life. However, if he does claim her, the birth of his offspring could be the last day of her life. If you love alpha male shifters, fated mates, and steamy romance with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, then you don’t want to miss The Last Dragons series!

Mary, Mother of Martyrs

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Author: Kathleen Gallagher Elkins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Mary, Mother of Martyrs by Kathleen Gallagher Elkins Book Resume:

The Virgin Mary has been idealized as a self-sacrificing mother throughout Christian history, but she is not the only ancient maternal figure whose story is connected to violent loss. This book examines several ancient representations of mothers and children in contexts of sociopolitical violence, demonstrating that notions of early Christian motherhood, as today, are contextual and produced for various political, social, and ethical reasons. In each chapter, the ancient maternal figure is juxtaposed with an example of contemporary maternal activism to show that maternal self-sacrifice can be understood as strategic, varied, politically charged, and rhetorically flexible.

The Patient

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Author: Olive Kobusingye
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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The Patient by Olive Kobusingye Book Resume:

The Patient is the story of Ugandan doctors and their patients through the decades. It’s the story of mostly young enthusiastic medical students becoming doctors, and choosing their paths in a corrupt and impoverished world where their own needs, wellbeing, and sanity, compete with the needs of their patients. It is the story of a hospital badly in need of healing, a health care system that is designed to fail, and a country whose continuing existence is proof that resilient and subservient people can survive exploitation and abuse for a long time. It is the story of a society coming unstuck at the seams, of leaders blinded by power and greed, and of health workers sacrificing their lives to help their patients. It is the story of the patient.

The Last Sacrifice

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Author: James A. Moore
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
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The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore Book Resume:

A brave warrior risks a battle with the gods to save his family in this “gripping, horrific, and unique” grimdark fantasy (Seanan McGuire, New York Times–bestselling author) Since time began, the Grakhul—immortal servants of the gods—have taken human sacrifices to keep the world in balance and the gods appeased. But when warrior Brogan McTyre’s entire family is chosen as the next offering, the Grakhul are met with a resistance they never expected. Determined to free his family from their terrible fate, Brogan begins the toughest battle of his life. But when you challenge the power of the gods, you challenge the very fabric of society. Declared an outcast, Brogan and his family are hunted like criminals—though they aren't the only ones who suffer the consequences of their rebellion. When the gods turn their wrath elsewhere, Brogan realizes his fight is not just for the lives and freedom of his loved ones, but for the lives and freedom of the entire world. File Under: Fantasy [ Hunted by the Gods | A Great Refusal | By Land and Sea | The Ultimate Sacrifice ]

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

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Author: Michael Maniates,John M. Meyer
Publisher: MIT Press
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The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice by Michael Maniates,John M. Meyer Book Resume:

An argument that the idea of sacrifice, with all its political baggage, opens new paths to environmental sustainability. The idea of sacrifice is the unspoken issue of environmental politics. Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won't make sacrifices now for future environmental benefits and won't change their patterns and perceptions of consumption to make ecological room for the world's three billion or so poor eager to improve their standard of living. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice challenges these assumptions, arguing that they limit our policy options, weaken our ability to imagine bold action for change, and blind us to the ways sacrifice already figures in everyday life. The concept of sacrifice has been curiously unexamined in both activist and academic conversations about environmental politics, and this book is the first to confront it directly. The chapters bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to the topic. Contributors offer alternatives to the conventional wisdom on sacrifice; identify connections between sacrifice and human fulfillment in everyday life, finding such concrete examples as parents' sacrifices in raising children, religious practice, artists' pursuit of their art, and soldiers and policemen who risk their lives to do their jobs; and examine particular policies and practices that shape our understanding of environmental problems, including the carbon tax, incentives for cyclists, and the perils of green consumption. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice puts “sacrifice” firmly into the conversation about effective environmental politics and policies, insisting that activists and scholars do more than change the subject when the idea is introduced. Contributors Peter Cannavò, Shane Gunster, Cheryl Hall, Karen Litfin, Michael Maniates, John M. Meyer, Simon Nicholson, Anna Peterson, Thomas Princen, Sudhir Chella Rajan, Paul Wapner, Justin Williams