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Ancient Christian martyrdom : diverse practices, theologies, and traditions

Author: Candida R Moss
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The importance of martyrdom for the spread of Christianity in the first centuries of the Common Era is a question of enduring interest. In this innovative new study, Candida Moss offers a radically new history of martyrdom in the first and second centuries that challenges traditional understandings of the spread of Christianity and rethinks the nature of Christian martyrdom itself. Martyrdom, Moss shows, was not a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candida R Moss
ISBN: 9780300154658 0300154658
OCLC Number: 759174135
Description: xiv, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Cultural contexts: the good death and the self-conscious sufferer ---
Asia Minor: imitating Christ ---
Rome: contesting philosophy ---
Gaul: the victors of Vienne and Lyons ---
Roman North Africa: apocalyptic ascent ---
Alexandria: Clement and the true martyr.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Candida R. Moss.

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Offers a radically new history of martyrdom in the first and second centuries that challenges traditional understandings of the spread of Christianity and rethinks the nature of Christian martyrdom  Read more...

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