- HUMAN SACRIFICE
- although some ANTHROPOLOGISTS have attempted to deny its REALITY there seems no doubt that human sacrifice has played an important role in many religious systems and continues to this day to exercise remarkable appeal throughout both Africa and India.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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