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Martyrdom and Identity
The Self on Trial
In conversation with writers such as Salman Rushdie and Charles Taylor and prompted by T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, I show that Christian discipleship is not the path of establishing oneself securely, or pursuing the good made possible through collaboration with earthly power, or making oneself an identity through action according to some ideal, or seeking earthly or heavenly renown, but is rather narrated in the light of the experience of pierasmos (temptation/testing) and with reference to God’s providence.