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Persecution. Martyrs

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  • Dying to Be Menby L. Stephanie Cobb

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    At once brave and athletic, virtuous and modest, female martyrs in the second and third centuries were depicted as self-possessed gladiators who at the same time exhibited the quintessentially "womanly" qualities of modesty, fertility, and beauty. L. Stephanie Cobb explores the double embodiment of "male" and "female" gender ideals in these figures,... more...

  • Jesus Freaks: Martyrsby DC Talk

    Baker Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.99

    Jesus Freaks opens the eyes of a new generation to the persecution of Christians around the world and calls for lives of unashamed faith. more...

  • Let us die that we may live'by Pauline Allen; Boudewijn Dehandschutter; Johan Leemans; Wendy Mayer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    This book presents fresh, lively translations of fourteen such homilies, the majority for the first time in English. The homilies were delivered in some of the main cities of the Greek East of the later Roman Empire, by well-known figures such as Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom, as well as the equally gifted preachers Asterius... more...

  • Blood of Martyrsby Joyce E. Salisbury

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    In The Blood of Martyrs Joyce E. Salisbury chronicles the many spectacles of violent martyrdom that took place during the first three centuries of the Christian era, describing the role of martyrdom in the development of the early Church, as well as its continuing influence on many of today's ideas. Salisbury shows through the engaging stories... more...

  • There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christby Michael Gaddis

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    "There is no crime for those who have Christ," claimed a fifth-century zealot, neatly expressing the belief of religious extremists that righteous zeal for God trumps worldly law. This book provides an in-depth and penetrating look at religious violence and the attitudes that drove it in the Christian Roman Empire of the fourth and fifth centuries,... more...

  • Christian Martyrdom in Late Antiquity (300-450 AD)by Johan Leemans; Peter Gemeinhardt

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The present volume?s focus lies on the formation of a multifaceted discourse on Christian martyrdom in Late Antiquity. While martyrdom accounts remain a central means of defining Christian identity, new literary genres emerge, e.g., the Lives of Saints (Athanasius on Antony), sermons (the Cappadocians), hymns (Prudentius). Authors like Eusebius of... more...