New PDF release: Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies,
By Candida R. Moss
The significance of martyrdom for the unfold of Christianity within the first centuries of the typical period is a question of tolerating curiosity. during this cutting edge new examine, Candida Moss deals a appreciably new heritage of martyrdom within the first and moment centuries that demanding situations conventional understandings of the unfold of Christianity and rethinks the character of Christian martyrdom itself. Martyrdom, Moss indicates, was once now not a unmarried notion, theology, or perform: there have been assorted views and understandings of what it intended to die for Christ.
Beginning with an summary of old Greek, Roman, and Jewish rules approximately demise, Moss demonstrates that there have been many cultural contexts during which early Christian perspectives of martyrdom have been a great deal at domestic. She then indicates how particular and diverging theologies of martyrdom emerged in several historical congregations. within the approach she reexamines the authenticity of early Christian tales approximately martyrs and calls into query the dominant scholarly narrative in regards to the unfold of martyrdom within the old world.
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Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) by Candida R. Moss