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Persecution. Martyrs

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  • Dying to Be Menby L. Stephanie Cobb

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Märtyrerliteraturby Hans Reinhard Seeliger; Wolfgang Wischmeyer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 150.69

    An die Seite des Corpus der Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS) stellte Adolf von Harnack die Monographienreihe der Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (TU), die er bereits 1882 begründet hatte und die nunmehr als ?Archiv für die ... Ausgabe der älteren christlichen Schriftsteller? diente.... more...

  • From ?Passio Perpetuae? to ?Acta Perpetuae?by Petr Kitzler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 107.62

    Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte first began publication in 1925 and can claim to be one of the most tradition-rich historical book series. It presents research on the history of Christian churches and dogmas through the ages but also publishes papers on related disciplines such as archeology, history of art and literary studies. One of... more...

  • Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxyby Geoffrey de Ste. Croix; Michael Whitby; Joseph Streeter

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 169.99

    This volume brings together seven seminal papers by the great radical historian Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, who died in 2000, on early Christian topics, with an especial focus on persecution and martyrdom. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 139.93

    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... more...

  • The Martyrs of Columbineby Justin Watson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 28.00

    During the Columbine massacre, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, reportedly were asked by the gunmen if they believed in God. Both supposedly answered "yes" and were killed. This volume investigates what this tragedy has come and will come to mean in American religion, politics, and culture. more...