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Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

David L. Weddle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sacrifice is the cost of religion, paid in many ways, including donations, ascetic self-denial, prayer, fasting, mystical ecstasy, imitative suffering, ritual offerings, and martyrdom. Common ... More


Incombustible Weber: How the Protestant Reformation Really Disenchanted the World

Carlos Eire

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses how challenges to traditional beliefs about death and purgatory in the Protestant Reformation caused significant material consequences, triggering a so-called “economic ... More


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