Martyrdom and Rome
BeschreibungA concise examination of the historical context of the earliest Christian martyrs in the Roman empire.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; 1. The making of martyrdom; 2. The written record; 3. The civic role of martyrs; 4. Martyrdom and suicide; Appendixes; Bibliography.
Pressestimmen"...an interesting book with numerous insightful details...vital for any discussion of early Christian martyrdom." The Journal of Religion "...a significant contribution to the reawakened interest in the political and social dimensions of Christian martyrdom, as well as in the martyrological narratives themselves...argued with the clarity and magisterial command of the original sources that is characteristic of the author...a pivotal work in the impending debates over the meaning of Christian martyrdom." Brent D. Shaw, Catholic Historical Review "This is a succinct yet engrossing study, appropriate for both general and specialist audiences." Craig L. Hanson, Church History
Untertitel: 'Wiles Lectures Given at the Qu'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 120 Seiten