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Persecution. Martyrs

  • Märtyrerliteraturby Hans Reinhard Seeliger; Wolfgang Wischmeyer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    In their functions as memorial and devotional literature, the ?Acts of the Martyrs?, are generally read as historical protocols. They are an access point for understanding the development of hagiography. By examining different genres and textual compilations (at times, synoptic), this volume reveals the diversity of this literature and... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book traces the reinterpretations of the famous North African martyr text Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis in the literature of the early Church from the 3rd century up to the times of Augustine. This recontextualization reaches its peak in the so-called Acta Perpetuae that represent a radical rewriting of the original and an attempt... more...

  • Leben oder Martyrium? - Der spirituelle Konflikt Jesu: Eine Untersuchung der biblischen Versuchungen in Martin Scorseses kontroversem Film ?Die letzte Versuchung Christi?by Steffen Schütze

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.77

    In dieser Arbeit wird die Verfilmung des von Nikos Kazantzakis verfassten Romans ?Die letzte Versuchung? untersucht, die Martin Scorsese 1988 in die amerikanischen Kinos brachte. Insbesondere geht es dabei um die Versuchungen Jesu, die schon die Bibel berichtete und darum, wie der Regisseur diese Grundlagen aufgreift. Dementsprechend werden im ersten... more...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    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... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 28.13

    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...

  • Mártires de la Alpujarraby Francisco Antolín Hitos

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Este libro es una crónica muy documentada de las rebeliones de la Alpujarra durante el siglo XVI. Escrito tiempo después, su autor estaba en posesión de numerosos datos y de una perspectiva más historicista. El libro compendia, desde una perspectiva cristiana, muchos de los testimonios clásicos sobre las rebeliones acontecidas tras la conquista de... more...

  • Book of Martyrsby John Foxe 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$ 47.31

    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...