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We should remember that the generation of the Peaky Blinders later became the heroic lads who paid the blood sacrifice on the Western Front.
Scripture authorizes Milton's acceptance of the redemptive violence of blood sacrifice, and he does not shy away from embracing this doctrine.
In the end I chose to write about my dilemma over blood sacrifice.
He describes the conniving with gravediggers and traffickers in stolen human remains, the labyrinthine networks of illegal commerce in religious goods, the struggle to find sacred plants in urban spaces, and the erotic fascination of blood sacrifice.
What about the offensiveness of blood sacrifice (memorialized at communion) in connection with modern Western culture?
Pausanias' interest in such cults was not restricted to Delphi, as he describes the sacrificial rituals at about fifty other centres in Greece, in which the blood sacrifice of animals was maintained in opposition to the rejection of such offerings by Christians.
Their numerous independent city-states shared similar practices and beliefs, among them worshipping powerful gods through blood sacrifice, the study of astronomy, and building magnificent temples, palaces, and monuments.
The South Sudanese ruling elite is a peculiar blend of military and intellectuals, the former having been appointed in recognition of their blood sacrifice, and the latter drawn from the pool of sharp diaspora-educated brains whose wives and children reside in the West.
Jesus died to offer the kind of pure blood sacrifice that God demanded, to persuade God not to be angry with the world.
While tracing its doubly-conscious protagonist's return to her birth village--Ayane returns to the fictional Mboasu to attend to her dying mother--this complex debut novel allegorizes the rise of a power-hungry leader who wields blood sacrifice to force unity by submission.
The scale and sheer complexity of the blood sacrifice of children at Cerro Cerrillos appears to be something completely new," New Scientist quoted Haagen Klaus of Utah Valley University in Orem as saying.
Both were without blood sacrifice, though neither abandoned the idea of bloody sacrifice and the attendant prospect of violence.