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Sacrifice
(13,083 words)

[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

The word sacrifice denotes both the living creature or offering sacrificed and the ritual action (e.g. destruction) through which that creature or object is dedicated to a supernatural being. If a distinction needs to be made, English and the Romance languages can use sacrifice (Eng. and Fr.; sacrificio Ital. and Span.) for the ritual action while using victim (Fr. victime, Span. víct…

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Borgeaud, Philippe, Marx, Alfred, Chaniotis, Angelos, Bremmer, Jan N., Moscovitz, Leib, Kraus, Wolfgang, Gestrich, Christof, Meßner, Reinhard, Berger, Lutz and Michaels, Axel, “Sacrifice”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024185>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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