Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul

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Author: Ariel Glucklich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion
Pages: 289
Language: english
Year: 2001
ISBN 10: 0195132548
ISBN 13: 9780195132540
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with...