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I. Religious studies

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Sacrifice is one of the central concepts in describing ritual religion in ancient and modern cultures. In European Modernity, the term sacrifice (directly or indirectly influenced by Christian theology of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ to redeem mankind) also has an intimation towards individual self-giving ('sacrifice of self'). The range of nuances in the m…

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Bendlin, Andreas (Erfurt), Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Haas, Volkert (Berlin), Podella, Thomas (Lübeck), Bremmer, Jan N. (Groningen), Phillips, C. Robert III. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and Wick, Peter (Basle), “Sacrifice”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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