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Early Christian martyr stories : an evangelical introduction with new translations

Author: Bryan M Litfin
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introductory text offers easy-to-read translations and expert commentary on early Christian martyrdom accounts.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan M Litfin
ISBN: 9780801049583 080104958X
OCLC Number: 1156740022
Description: vii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Maccabean martyrs: witnesses for God before Christ --
Peter and Paul: apostolic proto-martyrs --
Ignatius of Antioch: final journal to Christ --
Polycarp of Smyrna: a gospel passion --
Justin Martyr: apologetics at the ultimate price --
The martyrs of Lyons and Vienne: a crown of many flowers --
The Scillitan martyrs: Africa takes its stand --
Perpetua and Felicity: heroines of faith --
Tertullian: "The blood of Christians is seed" --
Origen of Alexandria: a theology of martyrdom --
The great persecution: the church's hour of fiery testing --
The peace of Constantine: an empire conquered by the cross --
Augustine of Hippo: honoring the martyrs' memory --
Epilogue: The meaning of the martyrs.
Responsibility: Bryan M. Litfin.

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