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Persecution. Martyrs

  • Märtyrerliteraturby Hans Reinhard Seeliger; Wolfgang Wischmeyer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 153.84

    Die meist als historische Protokolle gelesenen ?Märtyrerakten? eröffnen in ihrer Funktion als Memorial- und Erbauungsliteratur Zugänge zur Entwicklung der Hagiographie. Durch den Blick auf unterschiedliche Gattungen und verschiedene Textrezensionen (teilweise synoptisch) wird die Vielfältigkeit dieser Literatur exemplarisch vorgeführt... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 109.87

    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...

  • 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$ 142.85

    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...

  • 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$ 26.99

    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...

  • 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$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    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

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    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...

  • 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...