By Max Weber, Ephraim Fischoff
Translated by means of Ephraim Fischoff With a brand new Foreword by way of Ann Swidler
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14] And this accident was the subsequently unshakable foundation of the god and its prophet Isaiah. Something of this kind occurred earlier in respect to the pre-animistic fetish and the charisma of those possessing magical endowment. b) Attribute of Failure In contrast, the event of failure possibly caused to pay the magician with his life. Priests, on the other hand, have the advantage of being able to deflect the blame for failure away from themselves and into their god. Yet the priests' prestige is fallen with that of their gods.
D) Sociological Definition It is more correct for sociological purpose, justifying the above discussion of the diverse and mixed manifestations of this phenomenon, to set up as the crucial feature of the priesthood the specialization of a specific group of persons in a cult enterprise, regularly related to particular norms, places and times, and associated with specific social bands. There can be no priesthood without a cult, although there may well be a cult without a specialized priesthood. The latter was the case in China, where state officials and the heads of households exclusively conducted the cult of the official gods and the ancestral spirits.
No radical distinction will be drawn between a "renewer of religion" who reveals a new meaning in an older revelation, actual or fictitious, and a "founder of religion" who brings completely new revelations. The two types are interconnected to one another. In any case, the formation of a new religious community need not be the result of the announcement by prophets, since it may be produced by the activities of non-prophetic reformers. Nor shall we be concerned in this context with the question whether the followers of a prophet are more attracted to his person, as in the cases of Zoroaster, Jesus, and Muhammad, or to his teaching, as in the cases of Buddha and the prophets of Israel.
The Sociology of Religion by Max Weber, Ephraim Fischoff