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Sacrificing the self [electronic resource] : perspectives on martyrdom and religion / edited by Margaret Cormack.

Contributor(s): Cormack, Margaret (Margaret Jean).
Material type: TextTextSeries: AAR the religions (Oxford University Press): Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xv, 156 p.).ISBN: 1423726987 (electronic bk.); 9781423726982 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Martyrdom -- History of doctrines | RELIGION -- Comparative ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sacrificing the self.DDC classification: 291.2/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Is there martydom in the Hebrew bible? / Marc Brettler -- Honor and sacredness in the Roman and Christian worlds / Carlin Barton -- Very special death / Carole Straw -- Murder and martyrs in Anglo-Saxon England / Margaret Cormack -- Revaluation of martyrdom in early Islam / Keith Lewinstein -- Contemplative death in Jewish mystical tradition / Lawrence Fine -- Martyrdom in Sunni revivalist thought / Daniel Brown -- Truth and sacrifice / Lindsey Harlan -- Self-sacrifice as truth in India / D. Dennis Hudson.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Is there martydom in the Hebrew bible? / Marc Brettler -- Honor and sacredness in the Roman and Christian worlds / Carlin Barton -- Very special death / Carole Straw -- Murder and martyrs in Anglo-Saxon England / Margaret Cormack -- Revaluation of martyrdom in early Islam / Keith Lewinstein -- Contemplative death in Jewish mystical tradition / Lawrence Fine -- Martyrdom in Sunni revivalist thought / Daniel Brown -- Truth and sacrifice / Lindsey Harlan -- Self-sacrifice as truth in India / D. Dennis Hudson.

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