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Persecution. Martyrs

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Religiöse Verfolgung als Fluchtgrund am Beispiel der kurdischen Yezidenby Eva Gnau

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 36.64

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine asylerhebliche Anerkennung religiöser Fluchtmotive wird in Deutschland nur eingeräumt, wenn das "religiöse Existenzminimum" im Herkunftsland gefährdet ist. Nach langwierigen Asylverfahren wurde in den 1980er Jahren den ersten yezidischen Flüchtlingen aus dem Herkunftsland Türkei ein Anspruch auf Asylschutz von deutschen Verwaltungsgerichten... more...

  • Book of Martyrsby John Foxe

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an apocalyptically-oriented, English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, mainly in England, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly produced and illustrated with many woodcuts,... more...

  • The Broken Fallby Toni Orrill

    Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 24.99

    This book chronicles a writer's journey to find faith, hope, and meaning following the country's worst national disaster? Hurricane Katrina. Acknowledging that everyone experiences catastrophic events in their life, the author eloquently unveils the seasons of recovery after one of the most sensational and historical subjects of the decade. more...

  • "Ihr Ende schaut an ..."by Claudia Bendick; Andreas Kurschat; Harald Schultze

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2008; US$ 51.87

    Die Kirchen bewahren seit Jahrhunderten das Gedächtnis an ihre Märtyrerinnen und Märtyrer. Im 20. Jahrhundert sind unzählige Christen aller Konfessionen zu Märtyrern geworden. Persönlichkeiten wie Dietrich Bonhoeffer und Sophie Scholl zählen zu den bekanntesten evangelischen Christen, die wegen ihres Glaubens, ihres Einsatzes für andere Menschen oder... more...

  • To Share in the Bodyby Craig Hovey; Samuel Wells

    Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00

    To sharpen Christian witness today, Craig Hovey presents stimulating theological reflection on martyrdom through the lens of Mark. more...

  • Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' and Early Modern Print Cultureby John N. King

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comprehensive 2006 investigation of the Book of Martyrs's compilation, printing, publication, illustration, and reception. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 134.99

    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. Christian martyrdom is a topic which conjures up ready images of inhumane persecutors confronted by Christian heroes who perish for the instant but... 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...