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This book brings together accounts of martyrdoms from many periods of the church, many cultures and many confessions. After an extended introductory section on the nature of martyrdom, the diversity of its significance and yet the unity of the sacrificial witness which it represents, there are three main parts. The first deals with antiquity up to the edict of Milan in 313, which put an end to persecutions, and is concerned with figures like Polycarp, the martyrs of Lyons, Perpetua and Felicitas, Pionius, Cyprian and ...

The Book of Christian Martyrs 1990, SCM Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780334024484

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Book of Christian Martyrs 1990, Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780824510114